Fitzgerald Travel Grant Announcement

 

Fitzgerald Travel Grant Program

 

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Fitzgerald Travel Grant Program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society’s annual meeting.

 

A total of $3,000 has been allocated to the program and grants will be for a minimum of $750 USD each.

 

The deadline for application is March 18, 2011. Some conditions apply.

 

To find out more about this exciting program, download the official announcement.

 

To apply for the Fitzgerald Travel Grant, download the application form.

 

Fitzgerald Travel Grant Application

 

Click here for a pdf download of the application.

 

 

Click here to download a pdf of this official announcement.

 

Fitzgerald Travel Grant

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is pleased to announce the Second Annual Fitzgerald Travel Grant Program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society’s annual meeting. The grants will be available for attendance at the 2011 meeting of the Society in San Francisco ( http://research.calacademy.org/spnhc/grants ). A total of $3,000 has been allocated to the program and grants will be for a minimum of $750 USD each.

 

 

Applicants and Awardees’ Requirements

 

Applicants should be members of the Society. Preference will be given to graduate students or emerging professionals in fields related to the management and conservation of natural history collections. Applicants from the institution(s) hosting the meeting will not be eligible.

 

Awardees are required to make either an oral or a poster presentation at the meeting and to be first author on the presentation. Receipt of the grant is contingent on the acceptance of the applicant’s abstract by the meeting local committee. As part of the conditions of the grant, successful applicants will also be required to produce a short article (1,000 words) based on their presentations for publication in the SPNHC Newsletter.

 

 

SPNHC Membership Application

 

To become a SPNHC member, please visit www.spnhc.org.  Click on the Membership tab and scroll down to the form.  Please mail the application to the address listed on the bottom of the form.

 

 

Fitzgerald Travel Grant Application

 

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A completed application form from .
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor or major graduate advisor.
  • A statement (maximum 350 words) from the applicant describing how attendance at the meeting will benefit him/her.
  • An abstract for the paper/poster the applicant intends to present.
  • An estimate of the total costs for travel and accommodation.

 

 

Application Submission, Deadline, and Review Process

 

These documents should be emailed to rpeters@calacademy.org. The deadline for applications is March 18, 2011.  The 2011 SPNHC Conference Local Organizing Committee will review the grant applications and select recipients.  Successful applicants will be notified by March 25, 2011.  If you are not able to attend the SPNHC annual conference, please notify the Conference Local Organizing Committee as soon as possible to ensure the grant can be awarded to another deserving applicant.

 

 

General Information

 

General enquiries about the Fitzgerald Travel Grant program can be sent to spnhctravelgrants@yahoo.com

 

 

About SPNHC

 

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is a global organization composed of a lively, active, and interdisciplinary community of professionals dedicated to the care of natural science collections.  SPNHC members are museum specialists; such as curators, collections managers, conservators, preparators, and database administrators, from more than 20 countries.  The Society holds annual meetings and sponsors symposia and workshops to foster the exchange of ideas and information.  To learn more about SPNHC please visit www.spnhc.org 

Fitzgerald Travel Grant Winners 2010

 

 

 Lydia Garetano (left) and Bethany Palumbo (right) were the first two winners of SPNHC’s new Travel Grant, named for Gerald R. Fitzgerald (center). (Photo from 2010 meeting held in Ottawa.)

SPNHC 2011 Sponsors


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

 


 

 


 

 



 


 

 


SPNHC 2011

Contact Information for SPNHC 2011

Debra Trock

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

dtrock@calacademy.org

 

Rebecca Peters

Registration

rpeters@calacademy.org

 

Rebecca Morin

Vendors/Sponsors

rmorin@calacademy.org

 

Jean Demouthe

Program

jdemouthe@calacademy.org

 

Dave Catania

Field Trips

dcatania@calacademy.org

fieldtrips@calacademy.org

 

Moe Flannery

Food/Entertainment

mflannery@calacademy.org

 

Charlotte Pfeiffer

General Information, Web Pages

cpfeiffer@calacademy.org