a) Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
b) As a group, attending students must increase diversity among undergraduates at Evolution meetings.
c) Students demonstrating a need for student funds to attend SSE will be given preference. Those students without access to travel funds from their institutions or their research advisor’s research budget will be chosen over those that have significant support.
d) Students must be registered undergraduates or very recent graduates (i.e., having finished classes during the winter or spring quarters (semesters) before the meeting).
e) Students preparing to attend graduate school in ecology or evolutionary biology or related fields will be given priority over students planning to attend medical school.
f) All students will be encouraged to attend the entire meeting to maximize their participation and to minimize travel costs by spanning a Saturday overnight stay. Students selected for the award will make travel arrangements through a designated travel agent working with this program, and will be expected to attend the closing banquet.
To read some of the comments of past participants in the program, click here.
For a pdf of our most recent request to NSF to support this program,