The American Cetacean Society - San Francisco 
Bay Chapter istaking 
Application Proposals for its 2017 SMM Conference TravelGrants Dearcolleagues,
This is a Reminder the application deadline is Monday September 11, 2017. Grant 
announcement date is Monday September 25, 2017  The American Cetacean 
Society-San Francisco BayChapter (ACS-SF Bay) would like to encourage students 
to apply for ourupcoming 2017 Society of MarineMammology Conference Student 
Travel Grants. ACS– SF Bay Chapter Guidelines for Student Travel Grant:
1.      In order to apply for a travelgrant applicants research posters must be 
accepted by the 2017 Society ofMarine Mammology conference committee and be 
attending the conference.2.      Make sure you are a current ACS-San Francisco 
Bay chaptermember at the time of submission. Application for membership to 
ACS-SF Baymay be completed by contacting:  Anne-Marie Batchelor-Rivers       
acs.sfbay.ambrivers@gmail.com3.      If you are not already anACS member, 
please become a San Francisco Bay ACS chapter member.4.      Be currently 
enrolled as astudent at a recognized academic institution.5.      Be first 
author on an acceptedoral or poster presentation.
The Application deadlineis MondaySeptember 11, 2017. Grant announcement date is 
Monday September 25, 2017  
Proposals should include:
1.  Application cover sheet, with title ofproposal, field research group, 
contact information (email, phone anddepartmental contacts) for the faculty 
lead or principle investigator (PI), (secondPI if applicable) and any proposed 
student participant list (with contactinformation).2.  A brief narrative (1-2 
pages, single-spaced)describing the research project, overall purpose, specific 
researchobjectives/questions, study timeline and benchmarks, significance of 
theresearch in advancing our understanding the biology and conservation 
ofcetaceans and/or their
habitats, and how the research can or does advance conservationefforts aimed at 
a particular taxa, species, or habitat.
This award ($500 each) helps to offset travel expensesenabling the student to 
attend the Society of Marine Mammology Conference.Attending this conference is 
very important for the future as a scientist. Notonly are students able to 
present their accepted research project (poster), butwill meet and connect with 
the attending marine biologists and scientists thatmay become future 
teachers/mentors, and/or for prospective job opportunities. 
Studentsare our future and ACS-SF Bay chapter feels very strongly in supporting 
Applications should be sentby email to LynetteR. KoftinowAmerican Cetacean 
Society - San Francisco Bay Chapter  Questions regarding the program may alsobe 
directed to her.
Lynette R. Koftinow
Research  ACS-SF Bay chapter
(415) 937-0641 (office)

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