Student Travel Fellowships fund students to attend GLEON meetings. GLEON meetings are held approximately twice annually and students have a substantial presence at the meetings. Since 2006, many students have been funded to attend GLEON meetings.
Invitation for students to participate in GLEON 13 (PDF)
We are now soliciting Travel Fellowship applications for students to come to the GLEON 13 Meeting at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire. The GLEON meeting will take place from 11-14 October 2011 with a separate one-day workshop specifically for students (but not limited to) on Monday, 10 October 2011.
Workshops are designed to enhance student education and collaboration in an inclusive atmosphere. The subject of the workshop will be decided and distributed at a later date. All students are encouraged to attend the student workshop and the remainder of the GLEON meeting. Information about the program, registration and travel will be added and regularly updated to the G13 meeting website.
GLEON 13 meeting application
There are two parts to the G13 meeting application for students:
1. Request to participate (Closing date: 10 June 2011, 12pm noon, CDT/GMT-5)
2. Student Travel Fellowship (Closing date: 21 June 2011, 12pm noon, CDT/GMT-5)
The requst to participate form requires simple background information; the student travel fellowship application requireds 3 documents:
1. Current CV, which lists publications/presentations, honors, colleages and/or universities
attended (and respective degree achieved).
2. An essay (maximum 750 words).
(1) How does your research interest relate to GLEON and/or GLEON projects?
(2) How would you benefit from participation in the G13 meeting?
(3) If you have previously attended a GLEON meeting or other GLEON activity (such as
a student site exchange), how has this experience affected you and your research?
3. A letter of recommendation from your major dissertation advisor.
10 June 2011 - Closing date for G13 Request to participate/pre-registration
14 June 2011 - Recommended due day for students to complete uploading your CV and essay
20 June 2011 - Closing date for all application materials to be received
~ 15 July 2011 - Notification of accepted applicants & Online registration opens
23 July 2011 - Acceptance or decline of the Travel Fellowships due
15 August 2011 - Registration closes
Members of the GLEON RCN Steering Committee will review all student applications. In addition to academic excellence and enthusiasm, the committee will give priority to applicants that either actively integrate GLEON resources and data into their dissertation, or, for first-time attendees, to broaden exposure to GLEON.
Successful student applicants awarded the G13 Student Travel Fellowship will receive funding for accommodation, food, and travel expenses incurred during the meeting. As there there are a limited number of fellowships available, we strongly recommend that you seek alternative funding options to support your travel expenses if the GLEON Student Travel Fellowship does not cover your expenses in full. We recommend consulting with your advisor, university, and funding agencies for potential supplemental travel grants.
Note: We typically receive more applications for Students to meetings than can be funded. Please keep in mind that there are many other ways that students can continue to be involved in GLEON, including between meeting participation within working group emails, SKYPE calls, the GLEON Student Site Exchange Fellowship Program, and mini GLEON meetings at ESA (Ecological Society of America), ASLO (American Society of Limnology and Oceanography), SIL (Societas Internationalis Limnologiae).
We are more than happy to write a letter of support on your behalf to attend the GLEON meeting in New Hampshire. All students in receipt of a GLEON Student Travel Fellowship are expected to acknowledge GLEON in any presentations or publications that result from the meeting/workshop and that GLEON may use their names on the GLEON website.
Please contact the Co-Chairs of GLEON Student Associations: Jordan Read (jsread[a]wisc.edu) or Liz Ryder (elizabethryder2010[a]gmail.com).
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