2020 NY AFS Meeting – Diversity Travel Award – DEADLINE EXTENDED to January 3, 2020

Diversity Travel Award
New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

 The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (NYCAFS) is offering two diversity travel awards to attend the annual meeting, February 5-7, 2020 in Lake Placid, NY at the High Peaks Resort. The meeting’s theme is “Coldwater Fisheries in Light of Climate Change”, but will also include contributed presentations covering a wide range of fisheries and aquatic sciences. The meeting also includes a workshop on stream passage and connectivity that will take place on Wednesday, February 5th. The awards are designed to encourage and provide the opportunity for recipients from underrepresented groups within fisheries to attend the annual meeting and engage with members the professional fisheries community. This year, there are two awards available to apply for:

  • Given to any member of an underrepresented group (women, ethnic or racial minority, other affinity group).
  • Given specifically to a member of the Native American or Indigenous Peoples Community.

Each award includes free meeting registration (including meals Thursday), workshop attendance, and two nights of accommodations at the High Peaks Resort during the meeting (February 6th and 7th). Awardees are not required to give a presentation at the meeting, however, they are asked to attend the business meeting (February 6th) to accept their award.

Application (3 steps):

  • Write A Short Essay (1-2 paragraphs maximum)
    Please describe your interests or experiences that demonstrate your involvement in fisheries or other natural resource related issues and explain your reason(s) for wanting to attend the annual NYCAFS meeting. Experience may include activities at home or the community, volunteer work, workshops, employment, and/or school.
  • Complete the “Diversity Questionnaire” (Word Document, PDF)
  • Email complete application (as one file) to:
    Stacy Furgal, Diversity Chair, [email protected] (formats: .doc, docx or .pdf) Deadline is January 3, 2020.
    Make sure you receive a confirmation from [email protected] that your application was received.


Decision Notification:  Committee members will conduct the selection process and will notify the selected applicant of the award decision via email after January 3rd.

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