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Meyer-Helfman Graduate Travel Award

The purpose of the Meyer-Helfman Graduate Travel Award is to support graduate student travel to meetings, conferences, or other activities (e.g., meeting with legislators or decision-makers) related to the intersection of science, public policy, and conservation, with preference given to students whose research focuses on aquatic ecosystems.

Dr. Judy Meyer is Professor Emerita in the Odum School. Meyer's research has focused on ecological processes that maintain water quality, on river and stream food webs, and on the impact of watershed disturbance and riparian zone management on river and stream ecosystems.

Dr. Gene Helfman is Professor Emeritus in the Odum School. Helfman's distinguished teaching and research career have focused on conservation of fishes, effects of land use on fishes, invasive species, and behavioral and ecological interactions and their impact on fish conservation.

There will be up to two awards of $400 each.

Deadline for submission: April 1.

The Graduate Program Committee will review all applications and make the final decision. Submit applications to Katherine Adams (ktswings@uga.edu), and materials should be compacted into one pdf document.

Applicants for this award must meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduate student in an Odum School of Ecology graduate program (master's or doctorate);
  2. Good academic standing (3.0 grade point average).

The nomination materials should include:

  1. Application;
  2. Applicatant essay;
  3. A brief (1-2 page) CV.

Click here to download application

Previous winners include: Shannon Bonney (2013), David Manning & Kaitlin Farrell (2014), David Manning (2015), Katie Brownson (2016)


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