2014 Young Professional Exchange Award Application

The Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society (FMS) is currently accepting applications for the Young Professional Exchange Award for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM) in the United Kingdom.  This inaugural award was established to promote the attendance of a young professional who has made substantial contributions to the field through continued education, outreach and AFS service. The award provides up to $2,500 in travel support to attend the IFM Annual Meeting in 2015.  Preference will be given to those individuals who are actively involved in AFS and fisheries management, have demonstrated expertise in new management methods or techniques, and can effectively communicate with international fisheries resource professionals.  All AFS young professionals (within 5 years post-graduation) who are members of FMS are encouraged to apply. The award winner is encouraged to attend the Fisheries Management Section business meeting at the Annual AFS Meeting in Portland and to host the IFM young professional award recipient.  And will be required to provide a presentation at the IFM Annual Meeting, and tell the story of their exchange experience.

The application should consist of the following:

  1. Letter of interest
    1. Statement of service to the Society, Sections, Divisions, or Chapters and why you want to attend the meeting
    2. Statement of demonstrated expertise
  2. Current resume, degree(s), list of publications, honors and awards, and presentations
  3. Title and abstract of contributed paper to be presented at the IFM Annual meeting

Applications should be submitted in electronic format (a single PDF preferred) to Mark Porath [email protected] and must be received by March 31st, 2015.  The recipient will be notified by May 1st, 2015.