The Davidson College Biology Department is now accepting applications for the 2012 David C. Grant Travel Awards. The Grant Awards provide funding (up to $1000) for students to offset the costs of travel to present research at regional or national scientific meetings. This round of the competition applies to travel during spring 2013. Applicants must be Davidson students who are authors on the presentation (preferably first author). All types of biological research are acceptable, though special consideration will be given to field ecology.
In addition to providing travel funds, the Grant Awards may also be used to offset publication costs in peer-reviewed journals. The committee expects all applicants to have applied for all travel grants available from the VPAA's office (your research advisor can provide details). Applications should be submitted to Dr. Mark Stanback by email no later than 5:00 pm on February 27, 2013. Applications should include:
(1) A cover letter that states the title of the research, details the need (dates, place, and name of conference and/or name of journal and acceptance date of manuscript, list of authors, etc.). This cover letter should also include a short paragraph that outlines the main results and their significance.
(2) A more detailed presentation of the work in the form of an extended abstract (~ 1 page) that includes an outline of the methods (including statistical treatments), the main results, and an explanation of their significance.
(3) A detailed budget and explanation of any other funding sources that will be used. If the grant is be used for publication costs, a copy of the accepted manuscript should be submitted.