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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Student Travel Grants for Quebec City

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SMM Biennial Conference Student Travel Grant Applications – Changed Dates

For students planning on attending the upcoming SMM Biennial Conference in Quebec City in October 2009, please be aware that there have been some changes to the dates for the student travel grant applications. We will now be opening the application for these travel grants on Monday, June 15th, 2009. The new closing date for submission for the student travel grant applications is Sunday, July 12th, 2009. This closing date is after the announcement of abstract acceptances is made (July 10th).

Remember, to qualify for this grant, you need to: 1) make sure you are a current SMM student member at the time of submission, 2) be currently enrolled as a student at a recognized academic institution, 3) be first author on an accepted oral or poster presentation, and 4) register for the conference by the early registration deadline. (You are allowed to apply for a student travel grant before you find out if your abstract is accepted; I will make sure everyone on the final application list has an accepted abstract, though, which may require removing some names at which point you will be notified.) Notification of the student travel grant awards will be made no later than Wednesday, July 15th, 2009. If you are granted an award, you will need to make sure you register for the conference by the end of the early registration period (July 20th, 2009 - note that this has changed) or the award will be granted to someone else. More information on the upcoming Biennial Conference can be found on the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s website (http://www.marinemammalogy.org/).

Thanks! Lynne Williams, SMM Student Member-at-Large 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd. Beaufort, NC 28516 lynnee.williams@duke.edu

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