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Instars Mentoring Program

The program will sponsor Instars Graduate Mentors by providing a modest stipend ($125-150) for the annual meeting. Student membership in the society is a priority for funding Instars Graduate Mentors; potential for presentation by the graduate mentor during the conference, and the student's number of years as a member of SFS will also be considered but would not preclude funding.

Please note the following eligibility criteria:

  • Participants must be graduate students enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a Masters or Doctoral degree. Spring 2017 graduates are eligible. Postdoctoral students may also apply as Instars Mentors, however priority will be given to graduate students enrolled in a degree program.
  • For the purposes of these awards, preference will be given to applicants belonging to one or more of the following groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in the freshwater sciences: Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/ Alaska Natives, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), Asian American, Indian, and first generation students and persons with disabilities.
  • Student membership in the society is a priority for funding Instars Graduate Mentors; potential for presentation by the graduate mentor during the conference, and the student's number of years as a member of SFS will also be considered but would not preclude funding.

Mentor Responsibilities

Please note the following role and responsibilities of an Instars Mentor:

  • Mentors should be willing and able to attend a pre-program luncheon as well as the Instars Orientation Workshop on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
  • Mentors will be paired with groups of Instars fellows and serve as facilitators for program activities
  • Mentors will meet with individuals or groups of Instars fellows daily to coordinate for sessions that will be attended and contribute to group reflections

How to apply

Applications for the Instars Mentoring Program will be open soon. The application deadline is February 24, 2017.

Apply online!

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your Instars Fellowship application, please contact Checo Colon-Gaud (jccolongaud@georgiasouthern.edu).

If you experience any technical difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the web editor (webeditor@freshwater-science.org).

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