Funding Opportunities for Professional Travel

The Society is proud to announce FURTHER opportunities for funding to offset PROFESSIONAL travel to the 2014 Western Division Annual Meeting in Mazatlan Mexico. The following are the criteria for the distribution of these funds.

  1. Preference will be given to those presenting an oral (symposia or general session) or poster presentation at the Mazatlan meeting.
  2. Preference will be given to those applicants who serve on a planning committee for the Mazatlan meeting.  If you are interested in assisting with planning and implementation of this meeting please contact Hilda Sexauer (
  3. Applicant must demonstrate that their employer will not allow or pay for attendance otherwise.
  4. Applicant must be a member in good standing with the Society.
  5. These funds apply only to a non-student, Professional level or retired individual (employed by state, federal or private entity for compensation as a means of livelihood). Both the Chapters within Western Division and Western Division itself will have opportunities for student travel to Mazatlan that are separate from this opportunity.
  6. Individual awards will be a maximum of $1,500 each and can include meeting registration, round-trip airline fare, parking fees, hotel costs and transportation to/from the airport. Preference will be given to those applicants who can provide some match to offset total cost.

To apply for professional-level travel assistance, please complete the application at:

Applications must be submitted by DECEMBER 31, 2013 to be considered for funding. Evaluation of the applications will be completed by a committee formed of personnel from each AFS Division with input from the Executive Committee of the Western Division American Fisheries Society.  Successful applicants will be notified by JANUARY 10, 2014.

If you have questions regarding this application and funding opportunities please contact Dave Ward at:


Posted August 12, 2013 by fisheriestn