The Society for Economic Botany

Fostering research and education on the past, present, and future uses of plants by people.

Conference Awards - Students/Postdocs


Conference Awards - Students/Postdocs

A conference award will include registration including a banquet ticket, one half-day or full-day field trip and dorm housing for the duration of the conference. The Awards Committee may change the number of day trips depending upon the schedule at a particular conference.

Attendees who decide to stay at an accommodation other than dorm housing will only be awarded the conference registration package.


Eligibility
Applicants must meet both of the following criteria to be eligible for the conference award:

  • Be registered as a current member of the Society for Economic Botany; and
  • Be currently enrolled in a graduate program (Masters or Doctoral students are eligible) or within one year after graduation (if you are between one and two years post graduation and wish to be considered, please contact a Council member to be determined or be currently employed as a Post-doctoral fellow. Note that your letter of support from your primary mentor must verify this status.


Application Process
Applicants must assemble the following pieces of information, and submit all as a merged (single file) PDF document in the following order:

  1. Conference Abstract. Follow the SEB abstract guidelines for formatting. Abstracts must also be submitted through the web portal;
  2. Curriculum Vitae. Be sure to include a list of publications. Submitted publications which are currently in review may also be included. Publications “in-progress” should NOT be included on the CV;
  3. Statement of Interest. The statement of interest should be no longer than 1 single page. Applicants should address the following in their statement: 1) How your research is relevant to members of the Society for Economic Botany; 2) How attendance at this particular meeting is important to your career development; 3) How have you been involved in the SEB until now and how do you plan to be involved in the future? ; and
  4. Letter of Support. Your letter of support should come from your primary mentor/advisor or Department Chair. Letters must also confirm your current status as either an enrolled student or employment as a post-doctoral fellow.
  • Save your PDF file as “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME”.


Submission details (follow these carefully!)
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These awards are not yet open for submission.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail as a single PDF file attachment in the above listed order to a Council member to be determined. Please write “SEB Conference Awards” in the email subject header. Again, make sure to save your PDF file as “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME”. Confirmation for receipt of the application will follow by email. Note that you are also required to submit a presentation/poster abstract via the web portal (check the conference website for the due date).

Applications that do not meet the above-described format or that are submitted in multiple file attachments will not be considered for review. Likewise, any late applications will not be considered for review.


Expectations
Award recipients are expected to present their research (poster or oral presentation) at the conference. They are also expected to write a brief account of their experience at the meeting for the SEB newsletter.

Any questions regarding these conference awards can be addressed to seb@econbot.org.