DEADLINE: May 15th

Students and recent graduates (degree conferred after 1 July 2016) who plan on submitting an abstract for consideration to the Scientific Program Committee will not automatically be considered for an award (registration, travel, or presentation award); instead they must submit a separate application to be considered from one of the participating societies. There is a common pdf document to the three societies that students must complete and submit in order for the Student Awards Committee to be able to organize and rank all awards, including presentation awards. Each society will give awards following their own guidelines, so it is important that students follow the instructions carefully

  • Students applying for travel awards from the Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia should be enrolled in a Brazilian institution and be members of the Brazilian Ornithological Society.
  • Students applying for registration awards from Aves Argentinas should only be from Argentina and be members of Aves Argentinas.
  • Students applying for travel awards from the Association of Field Ornithologists can be of any nationality but should be members of AFO at the time of abstract submission.

If you are a student applying for a registration, travel, or presentation award from any one of the three participating societies you need to:

  1. Submit a regular abstract for consideration to the Scientific Program Committee with registration, and
  2. You need to submit an expanded abstract following the specific instructions for each of the societies for which you are requesting the travel award.

All instructions for awards can be found on the application below. Please include the following materials in your application, combined into a single *.pdf file, and email to 2017iguazu@googlegroups.com:

  1. Cover page application (DOWNLOAD HERE)
  2. Expanded abstract: The expanded abstract must be written in English and Spanish or Portuguese, and be no more than 2 pages of double-spaced text and 12-point or larger font size. The expanded abstract should state objectives, methods, major results, and scientific significance.
  3. Travel budget (see application for details).
  4. A one-page curriculum vitae (single spaced, 12-point font)
  5. A statement from your academic advisor indicating that you are in good academic standing or proof of studentship from your University (student applicants only). For graduated students, you need to send a scanned copy of your degree with the date of conferral.
  6. Letter of interest (no more than 2 pages of double-spaced text and 12-point or larger font size) covering the following topics
    • Describe your future plans after graduation or master’s/PhD thesis defense;
    • Justify your interest in participating in the conference;
    • List the last conferences/scientific meetings in which you participated with an oral presentation/poster;
    • Describe the most important lessons you have learned in these conferences and how participating contributed in developing your career;
    • Inform if you have other funds secured for other expenses involved in attending the congress

Submission: Assemble these materials, including the cover sheets, as a single *.pdf file. Please name the file with the last name and initials of the applicant, e.g., “FernandezAR.pdf”. Email application to 2017iguazu@googlegroups.com by 15 May 2017. In he subject of your email, you should specify STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD and your last name.

**Please direct any questions about Travel Awards to 2017iguazu@googlegroups.com. In the subject of your email, you should specify STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD**

We strongly recommend for all students enrolled in a Brazilian Institution to also check the guidelines instructions of the SBO Travel Award at the website of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ornitologia – SBO (http://www.ararajuba.org.br).