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Instars Mentoring Program

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Mentor Responsibilities

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

How to Apply

Apply using this form

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your Instars Fellowship application, please contact Checo Colon-Gaud (jccolongaud@georgiasouthern.edu).

If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the web editor (webeditor@freshwater-science.org).