Instars Mentoring Program
Deadline: 23 February 2018
The Instars Program will sponsor Instars Graduate Mentors by providing a modest stipend ($125-150) for the annual meeting. Student membership in the society is a priority for funding Instars Graduate Mentors; potential for presentation by the graduate mentor during the conference, and the student's number of years as a member of SFS will also be considered but would not preclude funding.
Participants must be graduate students enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a Masters or Doctoral degree. Spring graduates are eligible. Postdoctoral students may also apply as Instars Mentors, however, priority will be given to graduate students enrolled in a degree program.
For the purposes of these awards, preference will be given to applicants belonging to one or more of the following groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in the freshwater sciences: Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/ Alaska Natives, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), Asian American, Indian, and first-generation students and persons with disabilities.
Student membership in the society is a priority for funding Instars Graduate Mentors; potential for presentation by the graduate mentor during the conference, and the student's number of years as a member of SFS will also be considered but would not preclude funding.
Mentors should be willing and able to attend a pre-program luncheon as well as the Instars Orientation Workshop at the annual meeting.
Mentors will be paired with groups of Instars fellows and serve as facilitators for program activities
Mentors will meet with individuals or groups of Instars fellows daily to coordinate for sessions that will be attended and contribute to group reflections
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