Mar
1
12:30 AM00:30

Hannah Croasdale Fellowship

The Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowship enables graduate students to broaden their phycological training by funding costs associated with attending phycological courses at biological field stations. In 2016-2017, seven graduate students applied for Hannah T. Croasdale Fellowships, 4 fellowships were awarded (totaling $6,000).

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Mar
1
12:30 AM00:30

Hoshaw Travel Awards

The Hoshaw Travel Awards help students cover the costs of attending the annual PSA meeting. Twenty-seven students applied for Hoshaw Travel Awards to attend the PSA annual meeting in Monterey Bay, (California) during June 2017. A total of $10,000 in travel grants were awarded to 18 students, with individual awards ranging from $250 to $1,000.

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Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Tiffany Award

Please submit your nominations for the 2019 L.H. Tiffany Award, an initiative by the Phycological Society of America to identify and promote work that raises public awareness and communicates the importance of algae to humankind.

The L. H. Tiffany Award was established in 2015 to honor L. H. Tiffany, the third president of the Phycological Society of America (1948-1949) and charter member of the Society whose book “The Grass of Many Waters” informed many about the world of algae and their importance. The initial funding for this award comes from a gift from N. Stan Geiger. The winner will be awarded a certificate and monetary prize.

Nominations should be sent by email to Schonna Manning at psaappliedphycol@gmail.com

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Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Prescott Award

The Gerald W. Prescott Award is given to recognize scholarly work in English in the form of a published book or monograph devoted to phycology published in the previous years. Recipients are determined by the G.W. Prescott Award Committee.

Please consider nominating a book for The Gerald Prescott Award. The Prescott Award recognizes scholarly work in English in the form of a published book or monograph (including edited volumes and e-books) devoted to phycology and published in 2015 and 2016. The award will be presented at the 2017 Phycology meetings. 

All nominations must be received by April 1st, 2019.

Please send nominations to Cathy Pfister, cpfister@uchicago.edu, University of Chicago, chair of the Prescott Award Committee.

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Apr
3
5:00 PM17:00

Bold and Lewin Awards

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.

The Ralph A. Lewin Poster Award competition will be held at the annual PSA meeting. The Lewin Award was established in 2009 by colleagues of Ralph A. Lewin, former president of The Society and a distinguished teacher and researcher at The University of California at San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The Lewin Award shall consist of a certificate and a monetary prize.

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May
1
5:00 PM17:00

Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellowship

In 2019, PSA will select its third Lang Fellow. Named in honor of the late Norma J. Lang, this fellowship will grant a one-time payment of $10,000 to one early career researcher, who will be a Norma J. Lang Fellow for three years. Applications will be accepted from Postdoctoral Fellows, Pre-Tenure Faculty, and others (those not in traditional academic positions) who are members of the society and are within 10 years of completing their Ph.D. Applications from international members are welcome, but all application materials must be in English. Individuals must be employed by a university or other non-commercial entity and be doing research on algae. The purpose of this award is to provide "seed" money for projects, with the ultimate goal of increasing the likelihood of federal or other grant funding for the recipient. It is expected that the Fellow’s home institution will cover any indirect costs as an institutional match.

For more information please go to http://www.psaalgae.org/norma-j-lang-fellowships/

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

PSA Grants-In-Aid

Grants-in-Aid of Research awards are made by the Phycological Society of America in support of graduate and postdoctoral research in any area of phycology. Graduate student grants are up to $2,000 per applicant and postdoctoral researcher grants are up to $5,000; the average award in recent years has been approximately $1200, with a funding rate of approximately 50%. Grants are intended to enable the awardee to accomplish work not otherwise possible. Awards are made directly to the selected applicants. No part of the award may be used to pay indirect costs to the applicant's institution, or to pay stipends. Selection of recipients will be based primarily on the applicant's research proposal and two supporting letters. Additional criteria will include evidence of past research achievements and the perceived future of the applicant as a researcher. In the course of a student's graduate education or post-doctoral positions, no more than two grants in aid of research will be awarded. Travel to scientific meetings should be requested from other PSA programs. Tuition and expenses for taking critical techniques courses not available at the home institution will be considered. Applicants must submit one electronic copy of a brief research proposal, a proposed budget and two letters of recommendation to Sophie McCoy (email - mccoy@bio.fsu.edu) by the deadline November 1st.

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Jan
31
12:30 AM00:30

PSA Award of Excellence

The Phycological Society of America is soliciting nominations for one or more Awards of Excellence. Recipients of the 2019 Award of Excellence will be chosen on the basis of their sustained scholarly contributions in, and impact on, the field of phycology, through a distinguished record of scholarly activity. Nominations will be welcomed for all fields of research on algae and also should highlight the candidate's service to the PSA and/or

other phycological societies. The Award is a career achievement award for a living phycologist. Membership in the PSA is not a requirement for nomination. See previous awardees at http:// www.psaalgae.org/award-of-excellence/.

Nomination packages should include a single nominating
letter from a PSA member highlighting the reasons for the
nomination. The candidate should acknowledge his/her
nomination and also provide a complete C.V. (including
information relating to teaching and service). The
committee requests 4 additional names (and e-mail contact information) submitted to provide letters of support. The nominator is required to confirm that these individuals have agreed to write letters within two weeks of being contacted by the Committee. Nominations received for the previous year (2017) for nominees who were not selected in 2017 will automatically be reconsidered in 2018. Updates to nomination packages submitted in 2017 are not required but an updated C.V. can be substituted for the prior version if submitted by the nomination deadline. Nominations made prior to 2017 will not automatically be reconsidered but completely new nomination packages for such candidates will receive full consideration.

Nominations will be welcomed for all fields of research/teaching on algae and should highlight the candidate's service to PSA and/or other phycological societies. Inquires and/or electronic nomination materials should be directed to Juan Lopez-Bautista, The University of Alabama. All nomination materials should be electronic files submitted by e-mail to jlopez@ua.edu.

In order to receive full consideration for the award that will be made at the 2018 annual meeting of the PSA, the complete nomination package must be received by January 31, 2018.

Checklist for nomination
1. Nomination letter from PSA member
2. Letter from nominee acknowledging the nomination
3. A current C.V. provided by the nominee
4. Names and contact information for 4 potential referees.

The committee will solicit letters directly, but the referees must have confirmed their willingness to provide a letter within two weeks of being contacted. If they fail to provide a letter, the Committee is under no obligation to search out new referees.

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Jan
15
1:00 AM01:00

Submission deadline for Winter/Spring Phycological Newsletter

The deadline for sending submissions for the Winter/Spring Newsletter is January 15, 2019. We welcome announcements regarding field courses, workshops, meeting, job opportunities, graduate student positions, memorials/obituaries, and all other information useful for the PSA membership. Please forward this information to:

JEFFREY MORRIS

evolve@uab.edu

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Nov
16
12:30 AM00:30

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 27th Annual Meeting of the BPS

The 67th annual meeting of the British Phycological Society will be held at the Scottish
Association for Marine Sciences, Oban, Scotland from Jan 7th to Jan 10th, 2019.

The call for abstracts and registration will open mid-September, with a deadline for abstract submission on November 16th 2018.

All necessary information will be posted shortly on :

https://bps2019.brphycsoc.org/

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Nov
1
12:30 AM00:30

PSA Grants-In-Aid of Research

The Grants-in-aid-of-research program (GIAR)
provides small grants to support research that would
not otherwise be possible for the applicant. During the 2016-2017 funding cycle, there were 40 applications to the GIAR program, and grants (totaling $15,000) were awarded to 11 graduate students and 1 postdoctoral researcher.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.psaalgae.org/grants-and-fellowships/


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Mar
16
to Apr 1

Gerald W. Prescott Award

Please consider nominating a book for The Gerald Prescott Award. The Prescott Award recognizes scholarly work in English in the form of a published book or monograph (including edited volumes and e-books) devoted to phycology and published in 2015 and 2016. The award will be presented at the 2017 Phycology meetings. 

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Nov
1
11:30 AM11:30

PSA Grants-in-aid of Research

Each year over $25,000 is awarded to support student members in furthering their research (Grants-in-Aid of Research), education (Croasdale Fellowship), and travel to the annual PSA meeting (Hoshaw Travel Award). Competition for these awards is high, so the committee recommends that students have their advisors review their application before submission. Also, the committee would like to remind applicants that all incomplete (i.e. not addressing all of the required points of each award, missing letter(s) of

recommendation) or late applications will not be reviewed. The deadline and requirements for each award application is listed on the PSA website: hqp://www.psaalgae.org/grants-and-fellowships/. The committee looks forward to reviewing more great applications this year!

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