Opportunities
PSA Student Fundraiser

The Phycological Society of America seeks to raise $25,000 to aid student research and education. Please read more about the PSA fundraiser at this website.

PSA Student Awards

The Phycological Society of America supports graduate student members development through three ongoing Student Grant Programs. Below are a few additional opportunities for students.


Bold Award

Students are invited to participate in the Harold C. Bold Award competition, awarded for the outstanding student research presentation at the Annual PSA Meeting. This award, named in honor of the late Professor Harold C. Bold, has been awarded at PSA Annual Meetings since 1974. The winner will be awarded a certificate and monetary prize.

Previous Awardees

Bold Award Eligibility: Graduate students who are PSA members, regardless of nationality, are eligible to compete for the Bold Award, as well as former students within twelve months of completion of their degree. The work presented must be that of the student, must be presented orally by the student in English, and should be a complete or nearly complete project. Only one presentation may be made per year and students may enter no more than twice, and not in successive years. Previous Bold Award recipients and those who have failed to give a scheduled Bold Award paper without valid reason are ineligible.

Important Note: Students wishing to be considered for this award must notify the Award Committee chair (Dr. Gabrielson, address below) via e-mail or regular mail on or before the abstract deadline. An ORIGINAL signed letter from the student's research director (mentor or major advisor) or department chair, verifying that the candidate is a student and that the work to be presented represents the initiative, imagination, and labor of the student must be sent to Dr. Paul Gabrielson, the Bold Award Committee Chair to the following address:

Dr. Paul W. Gabrielson
Bold Award Committee Chair
2637 Shadetree Ln
Hillsborough, NC 27278 USA
Ph. 1-919-644-3238
Cell. 1-919-612-2392
email


Lewin Poster Award

The Ralph A. Lewin Poster Award competition will be held at the annual PSA meeting under the following criteria:

  1. An individual applying to be considered for the Lewin Poster Award must be a student of no more than one year past graduation at the time of the meeting where the work is presented and must notify the Award Committee Chair (address below) of his or her intention to apply for the award competition by the abstract deadline.

  2. The individual must be a Phycological Society of America member.

  3. Posters with multiple authors are permitted, but the student competing for the award must be the first and presenting author. Regardless of the number of authors, the student's mentor must certify that the poster is primarily the result of the candidate student's initiative, imagination, and labor. This ORIGINAL signed letter from the student's research director (mentor or major advisor) or department chair, verifying that the candidate is a student and that the work to be presented represents the initiative, imagination, and labor of the student must be sent to Dr. Gabrielson, the Award Committee Chair, by deadline (for last minute applications, an e-mail letter from the mentor, IF sent from an official university e-mail address is sufficient by the deadline but the hard copy letter must still be sent). Send this letter to the following address:

    Dr. Paul W. Gabrielson
    Lewin Poster Award Committee Chair
    2637 Shadetree Ln
    Hillsborough, NC 27278 USA
    Ph. 1-919-644-3238
    Cell. 1-919-612-2392
    email

  4. Only one poster per student per year may be entered in the competition. If meeting rules allow multiple posters to be contributed by the same presenting author, the student must designate which poster is to be considered for the award. Poster size limit is 3' x 4'.

  5. There is no limit to the number of years in which a student may enter this competition. Posters describing the same overall project may be entered in multiple years but only if there are new data included in successive years. Posters on a student's project that has previously won this or the Bold Award are not eligible. Students who have won the Poster Award are eligible to present the same project in the Bold Award competition in a later year if additional data are included.

  6. Judging will include multiple aspects of the poster itself as well as the student's ability to informally discuss his or her's work at the poster session.


Reminders

This is a reminder for students that would like to be considered for the Bold or the Lewin Poster Award for this year's meeting must ensure that they have:

  1. Notified the Award Committee Chair that they wish to be considered for one of the awards (by email, fax, or mail).


  2. Requested an original letter be sent to the Award Committee chair from their research director (mentor or major advisor) or department chair, verifying that the candidate is a student and that the work to be presented represents the initiative, imagination, and labor of the student.

Deadlines


PSA Student Representative

Matthew Bennett is student representative to the PSA Executive Committee through December 2013.

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