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Student Endowment Award Application


Application deadline: January 31, 2019

The SFS Endowment Awards for Students (NOTE: any researcher as well as students may apply for the Systematics award) application consists of two parts.

Part 1 consists of basic applicant information.  Note: non-students applying for the Systematics award do not need to complete the degree program information).

Part 2 requires a one-page description of your research or proposed research uploaded as a PDF. Please see the instructions below for the one-page description and follow the formatting guidelines.

If you have any questions, contact the committee chair: Dave Arscott,

Application Part 1

Please fill out your information for Part 1 of the application.

*Students applying for various named funds (Simpson, Boesel/Sanderson, Systematics and travel awards) will also be considered for the General Endowment awards.

Any researcher, including non-students, can apply for the Systematics award.

Application Part 2

In a PDF or MS Word document, please include the information below (in the order listed) using a maximum of 1 page (excluding references) and minimum of 11 point font (Times New Roman preferred) and 1" margins.

Name of Award:

Name of Applicant:

Title of Research:



Research Methods:

Research Results (preliminary or expected):

Broader Significance (to contemporary issues in benthic science):

References (maximum 3, use Freshwater Science format):

Upload Part 2 of Application

If you encounter problems with uploading the file, click here to email the file directly to the SFS Web Editor.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: png pdf doc docx odt.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact the committee chair: Dave Arscott,

If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the web editor (