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 Gans Collection and Fund for WCH 2016


The Carl Gans Collections and Charitable Fund is pleased to announce that it will support attendance awards to students—both graduate and undergraduate, but not postdoctoral—who are attending 8th World Congress of Herpetology (WCH, August 15 – 21 Hangzhou, China). 

The awards are open to all students regardless of nationality who are eligible to register at the specific conference. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2016. Applications will open in early 2016.

To be eligible, applicants

1. must certify their student status with a separate message from their professor;

2. must list the herpetological society or societies to which they belong;

3. must be intending to present a paper (oral or poster) at the meeting; and the paper’s subject area must be within the broad spectrum of research conducted by Professor Gans on the biology of amphibians and reptiles (especially morphology, systematics, faunistics, behavior, physiology, and evolution). Applicants must provide a paragraph or abstract (no more than 300 words) describing the work to be presented at the meeting, to enable the selection process.

Award announcements will be made around April 15, 2016, allowing all applicants to know their status before meeting registrations begin.

Selections will be made by the Gans Fund, on the recommendation of its Scientific Advisory Board. The Board consists of: Kraig Adler, Cornell Universi-ty (USA), Aaron Bauer, Villanova University (USA), Amos Bouskila, Ben Gurion University (Israel), Her-bert Rosenberg, University of Calgary (Canada), Linda Trueb, University of Kansas (USA).

All applications must be made online on the Gans Fund Grants web page.

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