Wright Award

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The James E. Wright Graduate Award is presented annually by the Genetics Section at the AFS Annual Meeting and is intended to recognize excellence in graduate-level work in fisheries genetics. The Section anticipates awarding two awards for $500 to assist graduate students with travel to attend the AFS Annual Meeting.

The applicant must be a full or affiliate member of the Genetics Section at the time of application. Students are eligible to win the award once per graduate degree program. For example, a student who received the award as a Masters student is eligible to win again as a PhD student, but a PhD student who wins the award once is not eligible to win in future years.

Selection Criteria:

    1. Potential for success in research in fisheries genetics (60%)
    2. Anticipated contribution to upcoming annual meeting, e.g. paper, poster, or other contribution (20%)
    3. Service to the Society, Sections, or Chapters (10%)
    4. Demonstrated need for travel assistance (10%)

Application Procedure:
Application package should include:

    a. A brief curriculum vitae including anticipated degree, date of completion, and career goals
    b. A statement of the thesis or dissertation and abstract of progress to date
    c. The names and contact information for two references familiar with the applicant’s background and abilities
    d. A statement of previous service to the Society, Sections, or Chapters, and need for travel assistance
    e. A statement addressing anticipated contribution to the upcoming AFS Annual Meeting

Deadline for application:
19 July

Send all application materials via email to:
Andrea Schreier at amdrauch@ucdavis.edu

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