THE DEE SAUNDERS DUNDEE MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANT
Dolores “Dee” (Saunders) Dundee (1927-1985) contributed to AMS throughout her career, serving as its President in 1973 and Publications Editor from 1976 to 1982 and assisting in the organization of annual meetings of AMS in New Orleans in 1964 and 1982. Her research largely focused on aspects of the biology of land snails and the spread of introduced species. AMS recently received a generous gift from the estate of Dee’s late husband that is to be used to support malacological research and that honors her contributions to malacology and the Society. The Dee Saunders Dundee Memorial Research Grant – Malacology Research Award is a research award that aims to support research projects of graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and early career malacologists who are from groups that are underrepresented in the field. The award will provide approximately $1500 to exceptional proposals each year.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD
Recipients of awards are expected to submit the following to AMS's Student Awards and Education Committee within one year of the award date: (i) a report that describes how funds were used and (ii) a brief summary of the research and results to be published in the AMS Newsletter. Awardees may apply for additional awards only after these written reports have been received.
HOW TO APPLY
One letter of recommendation. For students and postdoctoral research associates, the letter must be written by the advisor and in the case of students must specifically indicate that the student is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. For early career malacologists, the letter can come from their postdoctoral or graduate advisor or a colleague.
All application materials must be sent via email to the chair of the Student Awards and Education Committee, Tom Duda. Applicants should attach a single electronic file (Word document or pdf) containing the summary of the proposal and their CV. Please title the filename with the applicant’s last name underscore “AMS” (e.g. Jones_AMS.doc). The letter of recommendation must be received directly from the letter writer via email.
The letter of support must be received directly from the letter writer via email.
Students should indicate in their email if they are also eligible to apply for the Melbourne R. Carriker Student Research Award in Malacology and/or Richard E. Petit Student Research Award for Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics of Mollusks.