Potential student funding for TDWG2005

Rob Guralnick Robert.Guralnick at COLORADO.EDU
Fri Jun 24 14:36:45 CEST 2005

Potential underrepresented student support for September 2005 Meeting of
the Taxonomic Data Working Group (TDWG), St. Petersburg, Russia.

We have applied for assistance to the U.S. National Science Foundation to
fund up to $3,000 per student for approximately 8 underrepresented (based
on gender, ethnicity, disability, and geography) undergraduate, graduate
and post-doctoral students working in or proposing biodiversity
informatics projects, to attend the TDWG meetings from September 11-18,
2005 in St. Petersburg, Russia. See
http://www.tdwg.org/2005meet/TDWG_2005_Intro.html for the meeting program.
The focus of the meeting is on the provisioning and quality of
biodiversity data.  Provisional symposiums are listed on the web page.

Underrepresented students at U.S. institutions who are either U.S.
citizens or permanent residents are invited to submit an application
describing their studies or research projects in biology or computer
science and a brief paragraph about how they expect attendance could
further their work. We will especially consider applicants not
traditionally included in the taxonomic and informatics community.

Application requirements:
- Total narrative should not exceed one page (when formated in 12-point
Times Roman, single spaced text on an 8.5x11" page with 1" margins)
- If relevant, include at most one additional page of references to web
links describing projects in which they participate, and papers on which
they are joint authors.
- Applications may be accompanied by up to two letters of recommendation
from faculty members or other professionals aware of the projects described
in the narrative and commenting on the student's role and expected benefit.

Please send documents in PDF or a format openable in MSWord to Dr. Robert
Guralnick (Robert.Guralnick at colorado.edu) by July 3.  Awards will be
announced by July 8.  Applications will be evaluated by a committee
composed of Rob Guralnick, Robert A. Morris from the University of
Massachusetts at Boston, Annie Simpson at the National Biological
Information Infrastructure, Gerald Guala at the US Department of
Agriculture and Ginger Ogle at the University of California at Berkeley.

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