The SEEDS program offers Alumni Travel Awards to former SEEDS students who are continuing in an ecology career and wish to attend the ESA Annual Meeting and serve as near peers in the support network for SEEDS undergraduate students. The 2014 meeting will be held in Sacramento, California, themed: From Oceans to Mountains!
- participation in a SEEDS event in the past (field trip, ESA Annual Meeting, or fellowship)
- current enrollment in a graduate program in an institution within the United Sates
Participants are selected based academic promise, potential for serving as a mentor or teacher, and demonstrated pursuit of a career in ecology and commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented students. Preference will be given to students who:
- demonstrate the pursuit of ecology (i.e. attending graduate school)
- plan to present research at the meeting
- exhibit promise in contributing to the ecology program at their home institution or in their community
- show promise as an educator or mentor.
Students that submit abstracts to present have a better chance of being selected for the award.
APPLICATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1st, 2014.