NAI Travel Scholarships Available for the International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology

The NAI is pleased to sponsor travel scholarships for four graduate students (senior level) or postdoctoral fellows (with less than two years of postdoctoral training) to attend the Third International Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference, to be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 11-15, 2008. See the conference website for more details: http://www.polaralpinemicrobiology.com/. Each award will provide up to $2000 to defray the cost of economy airfare from US or Canadian cities and local travel, registration and up to four nights lodging at the workshop venue (shared room, if at all possible). Travel funds will be awarded on a competitive basis.

To apply, send 1) an application letter, of no more than one page, explaining how participation in this conference will benefit your research goals and how your research contributes to the goals of astrobiology; 2) a copy of your CV; 3) a letter of support from your research advisor; and 4) a copy of the abstract you intend to submit to the conference for either a poster or oral presentation. Note that applicants need not be formally affiliated with the NAI. The due date for receipt of the application materials is February 8, 2008, which coincides with the abstract submission deadline.

Please send application materials (and any questions) electronically or by mail to:

Jody W. Deming, Professor School of Oceanography and UW Astrobiology Program Box 357940 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195 USA jdeming@u.washington.edu

[Source: NAI newsletter]

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