For students planning on attending the upcoming SMM Biennial Conference in
in October 2009, don't forget that the deadline for applying for a student travel grant is this Sunday, July 12th, 2009. 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) or the award will be granted to someone else. Quebec City
More information on the upcoming Biennial Conference can be found on the Society for Marine Mammalogy's website (http://www.marinemammalogy.org/).