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Funding Opportunities

Snead Scholarships

The Snead Scholarship are offered on an annual  basis to support student travel to academic conferences. For the 2016-17 competition, it is restricted to graduate students in GES. Future competitions will be open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

ELIGIBILITY

Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in any program within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) at UNM may apply. Past recipients of the Snead Scholarship are eligible to apply in subsequent academic years.

AWARD 

The maximum award is $500 per academic year for conference travel related to academic research.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

The following items must be submitted in both paper and digital formats by the deadline. Digital files (MSWord or PDF format) should be sent by email togeography@unm.edu, with “Snead Scholarship Application” in the email’s subject line. Paper copies should be submitted to the department office. (Visit links below for detailed guidelines.)

  • Cover sheet 
  • Summary
  • Budget 
  • Copy of your completed registration form (or proof of conference)
  • Presentation abstract

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • 1.     Completeness.  Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • 2.     Merit.  Factors include:
    • a.    Applicant’s academic/professional interests and stage in degree program.
    • b.    Quality of conference presentation or research project as described in the summary.
  • 3.     Benefits.  Factors include:
    • a.    Description of how the presentation/research project will benefit the applicant.
    • b.    Description of how the presentation/research project will benefit the fields of Geography and Environmental Studies.
  • 4.     Clarity of the written summary.
  • 5.     Budget.  Factors include:
    • a.    Whether applicant pursued other sources of funding.
    • b.    Budget clarity and organization.

LINKS TO APPLICATION MATERIALS 


Scolarships with Deadlines

2/8/2018-

Raskin Scholarship for students or early-career scientists in Earth science informatics. 

Deadline: April 2, 2018

Info: website


1/26/2018 SWAAG Summer Research Scholarship

Deadline: March 7, 2018

Info: http://www.sw-aag.org/scholarships.html


1/5/2018

Deadline 2/28/2018--USGIF scolarships

http://usgif.org/education/scholarships