STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM

Deadline to apply extended to 1 November 2023!

Summary of grant
WAC is offering up to three student research grants per year in accordance with the availability of WAC funds, with each award covering up to $1,000 maximum. This grant-in-aid is aimed at facilitating copepod research, including – but not limited to – research supplies, field work, course/workshop attendance, visiting collections, etc.

 

Requirements:
●    Applicant must be a WAC member at the time of application
●    Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate, Masters, or PhD program
●    Applications are due November 1st (recipients will be notified by November 30th)


Application Materials
Applications must include the following as a single PDF (single spaced Times New Roman 12 pt font) and should be submitted to secretary@monoculus.org.
1.    Filled out Cover Sheet
2.    Abstract – 2,500 character limit (including spaces)
3.    Two page grant proposal describing the activities that will be done with the grant, including
       a.    Title
       b.    Introduction - A brief overview of the research topic, with reference to appropriate literature
       c.    Objectives - A brief overview of the main goals of the research
       d.    Expected Results - Expected outcome for the research activities
       e.    Statement on how this grant will help you complete your proposed research and how it will help
              advance your career.
4.    References cited, if any (no page limit)
5.    One page budget and budget justification detailing how the funds will be used and the availability of
        relevant additional funds.
6.    A Curriculum Vitae (CV), including educational information, prior presentations, and publications
       (if any) (no page limit).
7.    A letter of recommendation from a scientific advisor (preferably from the primary research
       advisor). The letter should also confirm the applicant’s status as a current student (undergraduate,
       Masters, or PhD).

Award winners must agree to:
●    Submit a short (1-2 paragraph) statement introducing the student and their proposed project, which
      may be featured on WAC social media and website.
●    Submit a brief final report (up to 2 pages) at the completion of the project (no later than one year
      after the award is made). This report should include notable outcomes, major findings,
      interpretation of any new results, and a list of any presentations and publications resulting from the
      award. The report will also include a budget reconciliation with receipts for expended funds.
●   Acknowledge “The World Association of Copepodologists” in presentations and publications arising
      from the funded work. Publications should be submitted to the Virtual Copepod Library.
●    PDFs and links to any publications resulting from this award should be sent to
      secretary@monoculus.org so we may showcase your work on our website and social media pages
      (e.g., the WAC Twitter account @copepodology)
●    Give a presentation, if possible, at the next International Conference on Copepoda (ICOC) meeting.