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Student Presentation Awards

About the Award

Each year, SFS offers 8 merit awards (2 of which are book donations) for student presentations at the annual meeting. In recent years, student presentations have constituted nearly a third of all presentations at the Annual SFS meeting! Encouraging young biologists and their future research is a top priority for SFS members.

Past winners

How to Apply

Students are automatically entered when they submit their abstract.

Awards

Students are judged by professional biologists on research goals and design, data organization and dissemination, and presentation style. The awards are as follows:

  • Best oral presentation (Basic Research); $400 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Runner-up oral presentation (Basic Research); $250 book certificate + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Best oral presentation (Applied Research); $400 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Runner-up oral presentation (Applied Research); $250 book certificate + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Best poster presentation (Basic Research); $250 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Best poster presentation (Applied Research); $250 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Best methodology presentation (oral or poster); $250 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting that the winner attends.
  • Best undergraduate presentation (oral or poster); $400 cash award + registration costs for the next SFS meeting the winner attends.

Award Sponsors

Current sponsors for the awards are Frigid Units; Hach Environmental; Camp, Dresser and McKee; Elsevier/Academic Press; and YSI. All sponsors receive recognition and appreciation on the SFS website.

If your company would like to become a valuable sponsor supporting future generations of aquatic biologists, please contact Peggy Morgan at pegrat307@msn.com

Eligibility

  • The research must have been conducted while the entrant was a graduate or undergraduate student.
  • The research must not have been published prior to December 31st prior to the annual meeting.
  • The entrant must have been enrolled during the academic year prior to the annual meeting.
  • The student must be the senior author and present the paper.
  • Oral presentations must be given during the normal, 15-minute contributed or special sessions.
  • A student may enter and thus receive an award for only one presentation in any one year.