NASPS 2015 Student Travel Awards


North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society 

Student Travel Awards




The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) announces the availability of two travel awards for students to attend the NASPS Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from October 19-22, 2015. 


NASPS is a society of Scientists, Biologists, Researchers, Instructors, Artists, Anglers, and Sturgeon Enthusiasts. The Society's objectives focus on the conservation, restoration, development, awareness, and wise use of sturgeon and paddlefish fisheries. Further, the Society seeks to promote and evaluate the development and advancement of sturgeon and paddlefish fisheries science and management.


Two travel awards (one M.S. and one Ph.D.) for $250 each will be provided to graduate students from Canada and the U.S. who are giving a poster or oral presentation. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a student in Canada or the U.S. and must be student members of NASPS. To apply, please submit the following:


     1.  A copy of your submitted abstract

     2.  A letter describing your:


Educational history: degrees, grade point average (overall and in major), relevant courses taken (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Past commitment to sturgeon and paddlefish science: meeting attendance and participation, service/committee involvement, publications, and presentations of sturgeon and paddlefish research at meetings


     3.  C.V.

     4.  A letter of support from your advisor.


Funds are not distributed in advance. Students must be present at the meeting to receive the funds.


Submit materials electronically by June 30th, 2015 to: Dr. Peter Allen