The ASPT Membership Committee is happy to announce that the popular student travel grant lottery from previous years will be continued this year. The ASPT Council approved awarding 45 travel grants for $300 each to attend Botany 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas, June 24–28, 2017. Please see the linked form for the application and instructions.
Please encourage your graduate students to apply. Undergraduates who are particularly motivated or who would benefit from attending the meeting are also encouraged to apply. Graduate students must obtain the signature of the major advisor (to confirm status as a currently enrolled graduate student in plant systematics) and be a current member of ASPT (enrollment status will be verified, please renew memberships prior to submitting applications*). Undergraduate students are encouraged to be members, but need not be; however, they must obtain the signature of a mentor or sponsor who is a current member to apply. All applications will go into a single pool, from which 45 winners will be drawn randomly. If you are a student who received a travel grant last year, you may apply again with no restrictions.
Travel grant recipients will be provided with a check for $300, if no ASPT banquet ticket is purchased, or $300 + banquet ticket price, if a receipt for a purchased ASPT banquet ticket is supplied.
Please note that applications must be received by 1 March 2017, in order to select and notify the winners in advance of the March 15th, Botany 2017 abstract submission deadline. Winners will be notified by e-mail by March 15th and the names of winners will be posted on the ASPT website.
Application Form and Instructions
*2017 Membership Renewal Instructions:
ASPT Welcome Page: <https://members.aspt.net/> Click on “Membership” to renew.
ASPT Renewal Page: <https://members.aspt.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1>
Please login before you submit your membership renewal form online at the Membership link whether you will be making an immediate payment by credit card or will be sending a check. Your username should be your full email address and your password is your SRN (unless you have entered the system and changed your password). Linda Brown can easily supply you with your login information upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not hesitate to ask.
*New Members: Please go to the ASPT Welcome page at <https://members.aspt.net/> and scroll down the page to read the instructions for submitting your new membership application.
For Botany 2017 information, visit the website at <http://www.botanyconference.org/>.