Scholarships and Awards
There is no shortage of scholarships and awards available to the members of the AFS-OC Subunit. Read the short description of each award to determine which are most relevant to you. Below, award names also contain hyperlinks to the administering organisation.
Competitive Awards for Excellence
NSERC- The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada offers competitive scholarships for students who study at a Canadian University.
OGS- The Ontario Graduate Scholarships Program offers competitive scholarships to Ontario post-graduate students who study at a participating Ontario institution.
J. Frances Allen Scholarship- The Equal Opportunities Section of AFS presents a $2500 scholarship for a female doctoral fisheries student. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis.
Peter A. Larkin Award- Sponsored by the Canadian Aquatic Resource Section (CARS), the Peter A. Larkin award is presented annually to a Canadian M.Sc. and a Canadian PhD student for demonstrating excellence in Fisheries. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis.
The Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship- In the memory of Steven Berkeley, this competitively based $10,000 fellowship is awarded to a graduate student actively engaged in thesis research relevant to marine conservation.
Awards for Travel and Conference Support
AFS-OC Travel Bursary - Supported by the Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Student Subunit, this bursary supports travel by AFS-OC members and students to attend the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual General Meeting (AGM). Number and amount of awards varies annually.
Skinner Memorial Award [.doc, 72 KB]- A fund dedicated to the memory of John E. Skinner, this award provides travel money for deserving graduate students or exceptional undergraduate students to attend the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Clemens-Rigler Travel Award- For graduate students registered at a Canadian University and presenting a poster or oral presentation at the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR). Deadline Nov. 3rd, 2014
Young Professional Travel Award- Presented by the Education Section of AFS, the Young Professional Travel Award is presented to a recent graduate (within 3 years) for making substantial contributions to the field through education, outreach, and AFS service.
Student Travel Grant Award- The Equal Opportunities Section of AFS offers a travel award up to $500 for underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.
Native Peoples Student Travel Grant- The Equal Opportunities Section of AFS gives up to $2000 travel grant to help pay for costs incurred by an outstanding Native undergraduate student who attends the AFS Annual General Meeting.
FSC Student Travel Awards- The Fish Culture Section offers up to $400 to two students to help them attend the AGM. To be eligible for the award students must be members of the FSC and present a poster or oral presentation at the AGM.
Snieszko Student Travel Awards- The Fish Health Section (FHS) of AFS awards up to a $1000 to one or more students to alleviate costs of attending the AFS AGM. To be eligible for the award students must be members of the FHS and present a talk at the AGM.
Estuaries Section of the American Fisheries Society Travel Award- A $500 award to support travel to the AGM and 1-year paid membership to the Estuaries Section of AFS. Priority is given to students who present their own research at the AGM (oral or poster presentation), are AFS Estuaries Section members, and have demonstrated financial need.
IFS Student Travel Award- The Introduced Fishes Section of AFS presents an annual award to support student travel to the AGM. To be eligible students must be a member of the IFS, give an oral or poster presentation at the AGM including introduced aquatic species, and attend the IFS Business Meeting.
MFS Student Travel Grants- Awarded by the Marine Fisheries Section to support students attending the AFS AGM meeting. Up to four $500 awards and a one year student membership to AFS and MFS will be given to recipients who must be currently enrolled students (undergraduate, M.Sc., or Ph.D.) and be presenting a paper or poster on a marine fisheries related topic at the AGM.