Semi Annual Travel Award Application
The AFS California-Nevada Chapter (Cal-Neva) Semi Annual Travel Award provides monetary awards for deserving student or young professional applicants to support their attendance of conferences, annual meetings, or workshops. For 2023, this award will support attending conferences or trainings that are AFS or fisheries related.
Any member of the AFS who is active in fisheries, environmental sciences and management, or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply. The Cal-Neva Executive Committee members will select up to 2 awardees. Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the event. Criteria for selection will differ to applicants that are AFS members of good standing, who are presenting their research or attending trainings essential to their development, and establish financial need. Funding support of up to $750.00 will be made available for up to 2 successful applicants for the 2nd half of 2023. In addition, all awardees must submit an article to the AFS newsletter, Pisces summarizing the event which was identified for being the reason for travel no later than 1 month after the event. The event must occur before January 1, 2024.
Both part I (professional form) and part II (employer form) of the completed application must be received no later than July 31, 2023 at 5:00pm PST. Note that part I and II of the application are separate documents. This is Part I of the application and should be filled out by the applicant. Limit all answers to the space provided. Additional material will not be considered in evaluating applicants. Please complete the form and email as an attachment to [email protected].
SMALL PROJECT GRANTS
Congrats to Abigail Ward and Lily Olmo as awardees for the 2023 Small Grants Award!
The Cal-Neva Chapter of AFS has created a ‘Small Grants Program’ to provide funding to fisheries-related projects in California and Nevada. Our goal is to fund at least two grants, for a total of $3,000 across all grants. This money can be used to get a project started or to supplement funding from other sources.
The 2023 application period is closed. The next Small Project Grants will be available in 2024.
For questions and/or additional information, contact Shawn Acuña at (310) 938-7966 or via email at [email protected].
SPECIAL EVENTS & DONATIONS
AFS Cal-Neva Donations and Sponsorships for Special Projects and Events. The AFS Cal-Neva Chapter may donate funds toward special projects, and contribute funds toward special events. Such projects and events must be aligned with the Cal-Neva Chapter mission, and may include meetings, workshops, and projects. All sponsorships and donations must be approved by the AFS Cal-Neva Executive Committee prior to their being awarded. Executive Committee Meetings are usually held on a monthly basis. Therefore, it is recommended that any request for sponsorship or contributions be submitted at least 2 months prior to the event to allow adequate time for approval and dispersal of funds. For further information, please see the Request for Donations or Sponsorship Form Request for Cal-Neva Donations or Sponsorship_2023.