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Student Travel Grant

The deadline for the 2020 Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant is September 1, 2020.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference September 28 – October 2, 2020
Student members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) are our future professionals. To foster our upcoming colleagues, the Central Mountains and Plains Section (CMPS) will once again offer travel grant opportunities to defray costs of the 2020 TWS Annual Conference. Due to
COVID-19 constraints and the virtual format of this year’s conference, registration costs have been reduced to $100 prior to August 15, and $125 after the deadline.

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of wildlife professionals, students, and supporters in North America and CMPS wants to offer limited grants to support student learning and networking.

During the TWS virtual conference, attendees learn about the latest advances in wildlife research, management and education through a wide variety of symposia, contributed papers, and workshops.

Students have a separate forum with working groups, poster sessions, resume review, and how to navigate the path to professional success. Possible trainings are still being explored so keep a close watch on the conference website!

Grant Application Process
The deadline for the 2020 CMPS Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant is September 1, 2020.
To reflect the uniqueness of a virtual conference, CMPS has restructured its normal grant-awarding process. In 2021, we will resume our usual grant awards for the in-person annual conference.

To qualify students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate natural resource program and a member of CMPS (if you are a member of a state student chapter or state chapter within SD, ND, KS, NE, CO, UT or WY, you are automatically a CMPS member). Preference will be given to students who are currently or who have recently been involved in activities of TWS, CMPS, a local TWS Chapter, or a recognized TWS student Chapter. Grant recipients must be presenting or offering a poster session at the virtual 2020 Conference. And lastly, CMPS will require proof of conference registration and that you participated in a workshop of your choice.

CMPS is offering individuals $200 grants to cover registration ($125) and one workshop/training event (up to $75). No group grants will be awarded in 2020.

Applications must be submitted electronically by September 1, 2020 to CMPS President-Elect, Shelly Deisch (Shelly<dot>Deisch<at>state<dot>sd<dot>us).

Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant Application DOC file or Application PDF file.

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