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Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 20th Biennial ConferenceEstuaries and Coasts in a Changing World1-5 November 2009, Portland, Oregon, USA

Student Travel Awards available for CERF 2009

Paul Carlson, Student Travel Awards (paul.carlson@MyFWC.com)

Deadline (30 June 2009) Passed

Award recipients will be notified by 15 July 2009.

Students needing financial assistance to attend the CERF 2009 conference in Portland, Oregon, may request travel support from the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Awards will range from $150 to $300 per person. Although a CERF travel award will probably not cover all of your travel costs, you can use it as leverage for additional support from your academic department or your employer. By the way, the CERF Affiliate Societies (SEERS, AERS, NEERS, GERS, ACCESS, CAERS, and PERS) may award conference travel money to students. To find out more about these awards visit the societies’ web sites (accessible through http://www.erf.org) or contact the president of your regional Affiliate Society.

Students — your participation in the CERF 2009 conference is important to you and to the Federation. So if you need assistance, please apply for a travel award.

Who is eligible to apply?

To qualify for a CERF 2009 student travel award, you must meet all of the following criteria. You must:

  • have not received a CERF student travel award for past C/ERF conferences
  • be enrolled at a university or college for the 2009 fall semester
  • be a CERF member in good standing when you apply (a membership application form can be found on the CERF web site, http:// www.erf.org)
  • be registered for the CERF 2009 conference
  • be present at the CERF 2009 conference to pick up your check
  • agree to fill out the conference evaluation form, including your observations and recommendations about student-related activities for future CERF conferences.

Student Conference Activities

The Federation recognizes that there are many long-term benefits to students who attend our conferences, in addition to the experience and acclaim (and sometimes prizes!) that are received for making presentations:

  1. Student presentations judged – cash prizes and valuable commentary
  2. Student-oriented workshops – several throughout the week
  3. Student Pizza Social and Career Panel on Monday evening of the conference, where you can meet newly graduated students beginning their careers, senior scientists and managers in a fun, relaxed setting.
  4. Become a student worker – your registration is paid!! Throughout the week you will have an opportunity to hear the latest developments in coastal and estuarine science and management from the people who are doing this exciting work. Most people find that the best part of a Federation conference is the other people they meet. Many lifelong collaborations and friendships begin at Federation conferences. CERF conferences are excellent opportunities for students in this field to begin to create their own unique networks of professional contacts that will be important throughout their careers.

© 2009 Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation
P.O. Box 510 · Port Republic, MD, 20676
Ph: (410) 326-7467 · Fax: (410) 326-7466
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Conference Management
5400 Bosque Blvd Ste 680 · Waco, TX, 76710
Ph: (254) 776-3550 · Fax: (254) 776-3767
cerf2009@sgmeet.com