07 July 2010

Call for applications - Hans Wiehler Student Travel Award

We are pleased to announce The Hans Wiehler Student Travel Award to be given to students and/or beginning researchers for attending the World Gesneriad Research Conference 2010 in Sarasota, FL, USA.

This fund has been established to promote participation and community among today's researchers and to foster scholarship in students of the family.

Awards will be issued on a competitive basis.

Application Deadline: 15 August 2010

To apply, send the following materials in a single PDF document to wgrc2010@gmail.com with the attention line: HANS WIEHLER STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD.

1) Include your name, institutional affiliation, all contact information including address, telephone and email.
2) A 500 word or less description of why you should attend WGRC 2010. Be sure to include comments on your education and research goals and how attending WGRC 2010 will help advance these goals. Please sign the letter (and scan to PDF).
3) Your curriculum vitae, not to exceed two US letter size pages (CV's exceeding two pages will not be accepted).
4) Letter of recommendation from your major advisor, signed (scan and include in the single PDF).

Label the file exactly as done in the following example: John R. Clark would label his file Clark_JR_Wiehler_Travel_Fund_2010.pdf (i.e., last name, underscore, first and middle initials - no dots or spaces, underscore, Wiehler_Travel_Fund.pdf).

Applications submitted as multiple documents and/or in a different format (e.g., MS Word document) will not be reviewed with the exception for unavoidable technical limitations (e.g., no access to a scanner or program to assemble the single PDF document). In the latter case, contact the WGRC 2010 Registrar (wgrc2010@gmail.com) well in advance of the deadline to make other arrangements.

Applications exceeding the specified length for description and CV will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline. Award recipients will be notified as soon as possible to expedite airline and hotel bookings as required. However, funds will not be issued until the conference - students will need to cover these costs in advance.

All applicants will be notified by email of their award status prior to the conference.

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your applications.

The WGRC 2010 Planning Committee