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RRF's 2018 James R. Koplin Travel Award

Open: Monday, January 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM - Wednesday, August 1, 2018 2:00:00 AM


James R. Koplin Travel Award

The James R. Koplin Travel Award is given to a student who is the senior author and presenter of a paper or poster to be presented at the RRF meeting for which travel funds are requested. A recipient from a previous year cannot apply in following years if working on the same degree. Applicants with the greatest financial need will receive the greatest consideration. The selection committee must receive all application materials by the deadline for regular abstracts. That date is included in the announcement of RRF's annual meeting sent each year to the membership.

Award: Up to $500 can be requested. The award will also include a free 1 year membership to RRF.

Number Awarded: 5

Deadline: Conference abstract deadline is midnight on July 31st 2018 (UTC-7).

Application Requirements:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A project description not to exceed one page, single spaced. The project description should be as detailed as one page will permit, and must include a brief introduction outlining the significance and importance of the research, a description of methods, including the analytical approach, and results.
  3. An itemized budget of costs associated with attending the meeting and an explanation of how the expenses not covered by this award will be met.
  4. A letter of recommendation from the student's major professor. The letter of recommendation is extremely important, and should contain a thorough evaluation of the applicant's academic abilities, the significance of the research, the student's relative contribution to the research, and his or her potential for future contributions to the field of raptor biology. If the professor would like to directly submit the letter to the award committee, please submit it to Jim Harper harptech@msn.com.


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