Mary Vetter, the Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Palynologists passed this message on through our mailing list:
The Canadian Association of Palynologists Annual Student Research Award was established in 2009 to recognize students’ contributions to palynological research. The award is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who is a member, in good standing, of CAP, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. The intent of the research award is to support student research with a strong palynological component. The award consists of a three-year membership in the Association and $300 CDN, to be put toward some aspect of the student’s research.
The application should consist of: 1) a one-page statement outlining the nature of the research project, its scientific importance, the approximate timeline to completion of the project, and the aspect of the research the funds would be directed toward; (2) a CV; and, (3) a letter of support from the student’s supervisor.
Applications may be submitted in French or English and should be submitted by email. Completed applications are due by March 15, 2015.
Submit applications by e-mail to Dr Francine McCarthy, CAP President (fmccarthy[at]brocku[dot]ca)
Note: Only one award will be given per year, and there will be no limit to the number of times a student can submit an application.
Joining the Canadian Association of Palynologists is fairly straightforward, you can get an application here, and you don’t even need to be a Canadian. With membership you get the twice yearly newsletter, an opportunity to join us at our annual meetings and the chance to join a small, but friendly group of researchers who are interested in all things small, organic walled and fossilized.
If you know any students who might be interested please pass this along. Thanks!