Through generous donations to the Bishop Museum we are able to offer limited funds for travel awards for those that wish to attend the conference and conduct research in the BPBM malacology collection. The collections research should focus on the systematic work, preferably on neglected taxa within the collection. Type assessments, updated identifications, and curation of backlogged material are currently the greatest needs. Acceptable expenses include airfare and lodging. Awards amounts will be determined by the number of applicants and financial need.

The grant is open to all attendees, but preference will be given to students and postdoctoral researchers. 

Applicants should submit a proposal (2-page maximum) that includes a succinct  description of the research to be completed within the collections, a budget and justification, and timeline for completion of the work. Proposals should be submitted as single pdf document to Dr. Norine Yeung (nyeung@hawaii.edu) by April 1, 2018 and awardees will be notified by April 15, 2018. 

All travel must be complete by June 30, 2018 to meet BPBM fiscal year-end deadlines. 

All awardees are expected to provide a report of their research activities and results in the collections by January 1, 2019. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Norine Yeung for additional information and questions regarding research needs in the collection prior to submitting an application. 


2018 Meeting Contact: ams.wsm2018@gmail.com

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