Students presenting a contributed paper or poster as a first or sole author during the 2018 AES meeting are invited to apply for financial assistance to attend the meeting. All applicants MUST be members in good standing of AES (dues paid by December 31, 2017) and in at least their second year of membership.
The maximum award will not exceed $1000, and Society funds typically support only 12-15 awards per year. Funding is only awarded once per degree so please consider carefully whether to apply for funds at this time or wait to request funds for future meetings (e.g., those farther away from home institutions). When the Society is not able to fund all applicants, priority will be given to those with demonstrable financial need and completed research projects to present rather than preliminary analyses. The Committee strongly advises all students to seek out additional funding sources (e.g. grant funds, departmental funds) to attend the annual meeting.
This year, AES has allocated additional travel funds to members in good standing, including student members, to offset foreign travel costs to Sharks International in João Pessoa, Brazil. Applicants who do not receive a Student Travel Award will be considered among the pool of applicants for a Member Travel Award.
To apply, email the Grant Fund Committee Chair with your completed application, compiled as a single .pdf document, including:
- A completed application form (LINK)
- An itemized budget showing how funds will be spent
- An abstract of the paper or poster to be presented
- A short formal letter indicating how support will be used and why it is needed. This letter should include an indication of other funding that has been applied for and/or secured.
Completed applications must be received by 5pm EST March 15, 2018.
Late applications will not be considered.
If you cannot submit an electronic version of your application, please contact the Grant Committee Chair well in advance of the deadline for other options!
Submit applications to:
Chair, AES Grant Fund Committee