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Foreign Scholar Travel Award
The United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) has a program to support attendance at the annual meeting by landscape ecologists from foreign countries and to foster international exchange about advances in landscape ecology.
The award recipients will receive US $1,200 at the Annual Meeting. It is the recipients' responsibility to make all transportation arrangements and cover all transportation and lodging costs associated with participating in the meeting.
- Applicants are NOT eligible if:
Applicants must submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation at the 2010 conference. You must submit your abstract to the conference organizers by 15 December 2009.
- the applicant is a citizen or current resident of the United States or Canada.
- the applicant is a citizen of a G7 country (France, US, Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy).
- the applicant (of any nationality) is currently studying in the United States or Canada.
- the applicant (of any nationality) received a Master's or Doctorate at an institution in the United States or Canada.
- previous recipients are also ineligible.
- Scientific merit and application to landscape ecology. We will favor applicants who demonstrate that their research (i) advances the scientific basis of landscape ecology, and/or (ii) the application of landscape ecology for natural resource protection or management. New and established landscape ecologists are encouraged to apply.
- Financial need. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need and show that without FTSA support, they would not be able to attend the Conference. Applicants currently studying or residing in G7 countries must demonstrate the extent to which they have pursued travel funding from their host institution.
- Professional development. Applicants must demonstrate that attending the US-IALE Conference will represent a significant professional opportunity for developing their expertise in landscape ecology and establishing working relationships with landscape ecologists from other countries. We may favor applicants in earlier career stages.
- Geographical representation. Selection may be made to maximize the number of countries and regions represented.
- Clarity of English and expression.
HOW TO APPLY
All application materials must be in English.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A complete application contains the following:
- Name, Institution, Email address, Postal Address, Citizenship.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).
- Title and abstract of the paper or poster you will present at the Conference. The abstract should also be independently submitted to the conference organizers.
- A summary of your research (750 words maximum) explaining how your research extends the scientific basis or application of landscape ecology (see Selection Criteria listed above).
- Statement on what you hope to gain professionally from attending the US-IALE Conference (200 words maximum).
- An explanation (200 words maximum) of why you need financial assistance to attend the conference (see Selection Criteria listed above).
Submit your abstract to the conference organizers by 1 December 2010 at the conference website.
Submit your FSTA application materials to the address below by 1 December 2010.
Submit FSTA application materials by email to: ddonnerwright<at>fs.fed.us, or by post (please include disk copy) to Deahn Donner, Northern Research Station, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, 5985 County K, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word, Wordperfect, Rich Text Format and Adobe Acrobat (pdf). Please put all materials into a single file.
Awards will be announced on or before 10 January 2011.
U.S. IALE: www.usiale.org
2011 Annual Conference: http://www.usiale.org/portland2011/
Other questions -- email us at ddonnerwright<at>fs.fed.us
U.S. IALE FOREIGN SCHOLAR TRAVEL AWARD COMMITTEE
Members: Deahn Donner (Committee Chair, US Forest Service), Sam Riffell (Mississippi State University), John Bissonette (Utah State University), Robert Corry (University of Guelph), Nancy McIntyre (Texas Tech University), Martin Simard (University of Wisconsin).