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Algae Foundation Announces Mary Rosenthal Memorial Student Travel Grant Opportunities

Application deadline is April 20, 2016.

The Algae Foundation, ABO’s sister organization, is pleased to announce that it is offering $500 travel grants to attend the 10th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Phoenix, AZ, from October 23 through October 26, 2016. The grants, for use only in attending ABS 2016, are intended to provide support for students attending the Algae Biomass Summit.

To qualify for consideration, the student must:

  • Be an ABO Member
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student or pre-doctoral student or
  • Be a PhD with a post-doctoral appointment and is currently involved in a full time academic research program for no longer than 2 years
  • Submit an abstract to present a poster or oral presentation at ABS 2016 and be the presenting author of the abstract
  • Provide a suggested budget to attend the Summit
  • Provide a current letter of recommendation for ABS 2016 (See below)

The selection criteria is as follows:

  • The relevance and scientific quality of the submitted abstract
  • The student has not received a similar travel grant award in the last two years
  • Only one travel grant per laboratory

The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or department head on official letterhead including the following information:

  • The letter must state that the student is expected to be active in the training or degree program at the time of the meeting, or, if the student has completed their terminal degree, the actual date of completion.

All applications and materials should be sent to:

  • Barb Scheevel, Algae Foundation Administrative Coordinator
  • Email:
  • Address:
    • 125 St. Paul Street, P.O. Box 369
    • Preston, MN 55965

Student Travel Grant Application deadline is April 20, 2016.

Selection Process – Selection is made by the Algae Foundation Travel Grant Selection Committee. The awards are highly competitive. If a grant recipient cannot present the accepted abstract, the recipient MUST notify the Algae Foundation as soon as possible. The grant will be rescinded and awarded to an alternate.

Award Notification: Awardees will be notified by May 20, 2016.

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