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2019 SRM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

PURPOSE

The Society for Range Management (SRM) has established a program intended to support attendance at the Annual Meeting by rangeland scientists or managers from countries other than the U.S. and Canada. The intent is to foster international exchange about advances in rangeland ecology and management.

THE AWARD

The recipient will receive funds of US $2,000 for general travel support to the meeting. The funds can be used to support any aspect of the travel including air travel, visa, lodging, per diem, etc. The recipient will also be responsible for paying their registration fee for the meeting.

The $2,000 will be provided at the venue, thus the recipient will need to initially cover his or her up-front travel costs and use the ITF funds as reimbursement. It is the recipient’s responsibility to make their own travel arrangements to attend the meeting. Opportunities for recipients to share accommodation at the venue can be reviewed by the IAC membership upon request from the ITF winner.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants are not eligible if they are citizens or current residents of the United States or Canada. Preference will be given to candidates from developing countries.

HOW TO APPLY

All application materials must be in English. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. A complete application must include the following:

1. Name, institution, email address, postal address, citizenship.

2. Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages).

3. A summary of your research (500 words maximum) explaining how your research extends the scientific basis or application of rangeland ecology and management (see Selection Criteria listed below).

4. Statement on what you hope to gain professionally from attending the SRM Annual Meeting (200 words

maximum).

5. Title and abstract of the paper or poster you submitted for presentation at the upcoming Annual Meeting, if

any.

6. An explanation (also 200 words maximum) of why you need financial assistance to attend the Annual
Meeting (see Selection Criteria listed below).

7. A statement that the applicant understands the need to determine their own visa needs for travel to the Annual Meeting in February 2019. The IAC understands that while confirmation of the award might be necessary before the visa application process may begin, it is also important that earning a visa will be possible between the time this travel award is granted and travel to the meeting. Thus, awardees are required to respond to a travel award offer within 10 business days to confirm the likelihood of obtaining necessary travel documents and permissions.

SELECTION CRITERIA

1. The research summary and CV will be evaluated for scientific merit with regard to your past record of research accomplishments, promise of future accomplishments, and applicability to rangeland ecology or social science and management. We will favor applicants who demonstrate that their research advances (i) the scientific basis of rangeland ecology or social science, and/or (ii) the application of rangeland ecology or social science for rangeland resource conservation and management. New and established rangeland professionals are encouraged to apply.

2. Financial need. You must demonstrate financial need and show that without ITF support, you would not be able to attend the Annual Meeting. Applicants must demonstrate the extent to which they have pursued travel funding from their host institution.

3. Professional development. You must demonstrate that attending the SRM Annual Meeting will represent a significant professional opportunity for:

  • Developing your expertise in rangeland ecology and management.
  • Establishing working relationships with rangeland professionals from other countries.

4. Clarity of expression and proficiency in the use of English.

5. Evidence of feasibility to enter the US in time for the 2019 Annual Meeting.

The IAC reserves the right not to award an ITF in any given year if a suitable candidate is not identified.

Submit your ITF application materials to the address below by 26 November 2018 via email to Dr. Devan McGranahan (devan.mcgranahan@ndsu.edu) or by post [please include a disk copy with all materials in a single
file in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format] to:


Dr. Devan McGranahan
School of Natural Resources Science
North Dakota State University
Dept 7650
PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
E-mail: devan.mcgranahan@ndsu.edu

 


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