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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 - by the deadline November 1st.