11899748_1011699545528780_1069647398793477784_nSEEDS Graduate Alumni Travel Awards:


The SEEDS program offers Alumni Travel Awards to former SEEDS students who continued their education to a graduate degree and wish to attend the ESA Annual Meeting and serve as near peers in the support network for SEEDS undergraduate students. 

The 105th ESA Annual Meeting – Harnessing the ecological data revolution, will be held virtually from August 3-6, 2020.

Participation Requirements:

  • participation in a past SEEDS event as an undergraduate (Field Trips, ESA Annual Meetings, Leadership Meetings or Fellowship)
  • Attended a large science meeting, such as ESA.
  • have completed or are currently enrolled in a graduate program in an institution within the United States
  • Submitted a presentation. This is a separate process before you apply for SEEDS, visit www.esa.org/saltlake for more information. Deadline for late-breaking poster abstracts is April 30, 2020 at 5PM Eastern Time.

Participants are selected based on; potential for serving as a mentor or teacher, and demonstrated pursuit of a career in ecology and commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented students.  Each selected SEEDS Alumni will be mentoring a group of undergraduate participants.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • have experience mentoring
  • 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 Requirements:

  • Contact Information
  • Academic Information
  • Meeting presentations (oral or poster) information
  • Resume or CV (PDF preferred – add your name to the document title)
  • An Essay (500 word max.)