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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 enquiries about the Fitzgerald Travel Grant program can be sent to email@example.com
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