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Call for Nominations (Awards) and Grant proposals

August 01, 2012

CALLS FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS AND GRANT APPLICATIONS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD, CAROLYN L. ROSE AWARD, AND HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS

The Recognition and Grants Committee is requesting nominations for the President’s Award, the Carolyn L. Rose Award, and Honorary Memberships.
• The President’s Award is presented to a member, or former member, whose activities have furthered the objectives of the Society through outstanding committee work, prolonged officer roles, or promotion of activities of the Society.
• The Carolyn L. Rose Award (formerly the SPNHC Award) is our Society’s highest honor and given to a practitioner (membership not required) whose work and efforts have promoted the values and objectives of the Society. Nominations should include a letter of nomination, a current curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation.
• Honorary Membership can be conferred by Council in recognition of outstanding contributions to natural history collections or to the Society. Honorary Members have all the rights and privileges of regular members.
Questions and nominations should be directed to the Chair of the Recognition & Grants Committee, Jean-Marc Gagnon  and must be submitted by November 1, 2012.


CALL FOR THE 2013 FABER RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS

The Recognition and Grants Committee is requesting proposals for the Faber Research Grant, a cash grant of up to $1000, to support an innovative project addressing issues on the management, care, conservation, or use of natural history collections.
Applicants for this Grant must be SPNHC members in good standing for at least one year prior to the award date. The successful applicant will be expected to 1) present a final or interim report at the Annual Meeting of the Society and 2) publish the results, with the understanding that the manuscript will be sent first to the SPNHC Publications Committee for first right of refusal. Each applicant may submit only one proposal per funding period. The cover sheet should include a project title, name(s) of project personnel (including title, address, phone/fax numbers and email), and a single line spaced 100 word abstract describing the proposed project. The proposal text should include a statement of purpose, project plan (e.g., participants, methods, materials, schedule of completion, etc.), and proposed use of funds. The text should have one inch margins, 10-12 characters per inch, and double line spacing. The application, including cover page, should not exceed 10 pages. Curriculum vitae of the principal investigator and letters of commitment may be single line spaced and attached as an appendix.
Questions and proposals should be directed to the Chair of the Recognition and Grants Committee, Jean-Marc Gagnon  and must be submitted by February 1, 2013.


FITZGERALD TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) is pleased to announce the Fitzgerald Travel Grant Program, designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society’s annual meeting. Four grants were awarded for the 2012 meeting in New Haven, including one postponed from 2011.
Grants will be available for attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society in Rapid City, South Dakota, June 17-22, 2013. A total of $3,000 has been allocated to the program and grants will be for a minimum of $750 USD each. The deadline for application is 18 March 2013. Some conditions apply.
See in this fall's newsletter for more details on the conference. More details will also be available on the conference website as soon as it is up and running. Check back at http://www.spnhc.org and the Conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPNHC2013CFR10/) for updates.