SEERS is pleased to announce a call for proposals for small grants supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Normally SEERS would offer Travel Grants to support student travel to our meeting, but since the 2021 Spring meeting is virtual, the Board decided to use the funds to help students get their research off the ground as things return to normal or help provide a service for our student attendees so they can attend the virtual meeting. Funding for these grants will be determined by the number of applicants, available funds, and feasibility of proposed research, but on average we expect to fund approximately 5 awards each worth $150.
Each proposal will be reviewed by the SEERS Student Award Committee. Specific instructions are included with the downloadable application form. Grant requests can be made for travel to conduct or present future research, to purchase materials and supplies for an on-going/future project, or service, such as childcare, so that students may attend the meeting uninterrupted.
To qualify for a small grant award, students must:
- Be enrolled at a college or university for the Spring 2021 semester;
- Be a SEERS member in good standing at the time of the meeting;
- Be registered for the Spring 2021 meeting and have submitted an abstract for presentation (oral or poster) by the student at the meeting;
- Submit SEERS Student Small Grant Award Application Form with attached abstract by March 31, 2021, at 5:00 PM. All information on application form must be complete. Your Advisor’s signature must be on application. Failure to meet these criteria will disqualify the student from a travel award.
Please note that only one award can be granted per presentation. Also, students receiving awards must be present to give their presentation at the published time. For posters, the official presentation time will be the time during which posters are being judged regardless of whether the poster is entered in the student competition. If more applications are received than the number of grants available, priority will be given (a) to students who have not won an award in the past two years and (b) based on financial need.
The Form with advisor’s signature and attached abstract must be emailed by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to Jessica Reichmuth (firstname.lastname@example.org). PDF files are preferred.
Recipients of the grant awards will be notified by April 9, 2021 and are encouraged to attend the SEERS Business Meeting (virtually) to be congratulated in person as we announce the winners. You may direct any questions to Jessica Reichmuth (email@example.com ) before the deadline.