Awards and Applications

Equal Opportunities Section Awards

John E. Skinner Memorial Fund

2018 Skinner Award-Student and Mentor Applications

The John E. Skinner Memorial Fund provides monetary travel awards for deserving graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students to attend the American Fisheries Society annual meeting. The 2018 annual meeting will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 19-23.

Any student who is active in fisheries or related aquatic disciplines is eligible to apply.  Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for attending the 2018 meeting.  Travel support (up to $800 per award) will be made available to winners.  Award winners will also receive a one year paid membership to the American Fisheries Society.

This year, students and mentors must apply online.  Student and mentor applications can be found at https://fisheries.org/about/awards-recognition/call-for-award-nominations-section-awards/john-e-skinner-memorial-fund-award/  Applications must be completed by April 1, 2018, to be considered for the Skinner Award.

If you have any questions about the 2018 Skinner Award, please contact me at [email protected]

Thank you!

Julie Harris, Skinner Award Chair

Equal Opportunities Section Student Travel Award
2016-EOS-Travel-Application-Form

The Equal Opportunities Section (EOS) is leading an effort to increase participation in the American Fisheries Society (AFS) by graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups, including women and minorities. Travel grants not to exceed $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to assist these students with expenses incurred when attending the annual meeting. We will provide as many awards as we have funding for (typically 3-5). Funds are not distributed in advance. Students must be present at the Equal Opportunities Society section luncheon and business meeting at the Annual Meeting to receive the funds.

The EOS encourages application from students who have not attended AFS meetings in the past. We will support award recipients during the meeting through orientation and mentorship if desired by the student. There are wonderful networking opportunities, technical sessions, continuing education, trade show displays, and career/job opportunities, and graduate school opportunities at the meeting. We can also assist students with finding additional travel support if needed. Submissions must be received by May 1, 2018. We look forward to hearing from you! Apply here: EOS Travel Award Application Form

Emmeline Moore Prize
Application Form

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) has established a career achievement award, named after the first female AFS president, Emmeline Moore (1927-1928), to recognize efforts of an individual member in the promotion of demographic diversity in the society. This award will be presented to an individual who demonstrates strong commitment and exemplary service to ensuring equal opportunity access to higher education in fisheries and/or professional development in the broad range of fisheries science disciplines. Qualified nominees must exhibit clear evidence of service and commitment to diversity initiatives, including a strong research or fisheries management leadership background, public understanding of diversity issues, technical and popular writing, and inspirational leadership. Candidates should also have enunciated principles that lead to greater involvement of under-represented groups in fisheries science, education, research or management. Nominees for the award are restricted to AFS members.

 J. Frances Allen Scholarship Award
For a Female Ph.D. Student in Fisheries

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted until April 1, 2016, for the J Frances Allen Scholarship for a female doctoral fisheries student. The J Frances Allen Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Allen, who pioneered women’s involvement in the AFS and in the field of fisheries. The scholarship fund was established with the intent of encouraging women to become fisheries professionals. The qualified applicant must be a female Ph.D. student conducting aquatic research in line with AFS objectives and be an AFS member as of December 31, 2015.

The award recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship and there are no restrictions on the use of the funds.

Eligibility: The qualified applicant must be a female Ph.D. student who was an AFS member as of December 31, 2015. The applicant must be conducting aquatic research in line with AFS objectives, which include “all branches of fisheries science, including but not limited to aquatic biology, engineering, fish culture, limnology, oceanography, and sociology”. Typically, this award is given to a student who has completed preliminary exams.

NCDAFS Knowledge Seeker Award
Application Form

The North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society has developed the Knowledge Seeker Award to provide funding support to undergraduate or graduate students seeking the opportunity to attend fisheries related training, workshops, or continuing education courses. Awards are granted three times a year for the purposes of helping students attend fisheries related courses at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference (MFWC), courses held online, or for other relevant training or workshops that require the student to travel or pay a registration fee that may preclude them from attendance. Applications for the 3rd award ($180) of the year are due on the 16th of April. More details can be found at https://ncd.fisheries.org/continuing-education/


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