OSNA Monthly News Update

2014 PACIFIC SEABIRD GROUP’S 41ST MEETING, Juneau, AK, 19-22 Feb 2014. Call for Abstracts. Early Registration Is Open!
We are pleased to announce the 2014 Pacific Seabird Group’s 41st meeting in Juneau, AK. This year, PSG will be using an on-line system for everything related to the annual meeting. On both the PSG website, and within our registration website, please find directions for submitting your abstract and travel awards, to register for the conference, and to purchase field trips, banquet tickets, and merchandise.

Abstract submissions will be accepted until 15 Nov 2013. Early registration rates available until 16 Dec 2013. After that date, increased registration rates apply. For registration, abstracts and travel awards, please go to this link: http://www.regonline.com/psg2014
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY: the ISBE 2014 conference takes place 31 Jul – 5 Aug 2014, in New York City. Morning chorus (Early Bird!) registration is now open! http://www.isbe2014.com/registration.html
Register for the conference now, by 30 Nov 2013, for a discounted, morning chorus rate of $495 for most participants, including post-docs; the reduced early bird rate is $245 for any current students and for students and other researchers based in developing-world countries.

There will be limited availability for dormitory housing at New York University, ranging from $50 doubles or $80 singles / night (subject to change). Early registration will guarantee your priority access to be able to book the dorm rooms. (URL: http://isbe2014.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d426aeab856206490af447bab&id=6a8d0eca09&e=c9fff815f1>NYU). We will also recommend nearby hotels on the website.

The Conference Registration Fee includes a 7-day unlimited local bus & metro travel pass in NYC, all scientific session attendances, welcome reception, morning and afternoon snacks, and poster session receptions. Lunch meal-plans and conference banquet costs are extra, and will be advertised soon. In addition to all scientific events associated with the conference, there will be a “free day” on Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014, with a variety of sporting and entertainment excursions options soon to be available for you to consider.

As more details become available we will be in contact with you. In the meantime, please feel free to ask any questions by emailing us (EM: contact@isbe2014.com).
Applications for support are invited from ornithologists world-wide. Funds have been committed by the American Ornithologists’ Union and Cooper Ornithological Society (and hopefully will be forthcoming from the National Science Foundation) of the USA, to help participants attend the 2014 IOC in Tokyo, Japan (IOC Website: http://ioc26.jp/). The amount available to awardees may vary, although the Committee hopes to provide from $500 – $1,000 per individual. Awards will reimburse selected individuals for legitimate expenses (e.g., air fare, lodging at the congress, and registration fees: original receipts required). We encourage participants to seek assistance from additional sources (e. g., home institution, government grants, etc.).

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered participants in the congress. The committee will use a number of factors to determine awards. For example, academic rank, past participation in IOCs and other scientific congresses, the nature of the applicant’s participation at the 2014 IOC, and country of current employment.

APPLY HERE (URL: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/2LlSf88Mgzk5WsG): Online application will require: (1) personal data; (2) abstract of presentation with information as to the nature of the applicant’s participation; (3) current CV, including publication list, current position; (4) one paragraph statement describing how applicant is furthering development of ornithology; (5) statement detailing the degree of need for funding and budget information; (6) ornithological and other scientific society membership; (7) a letter of support (from a director or colleague); and (8) optional information on racial or ethnic identity.

Travel awards will be given to some awardees at the Congress. However, some US citizens may need to submit receipts following the congress with award checks to be mailed subsequently.

Awardees must agree to participate in follow-up surveys and/or contribute a letter of support for future grant proposals, discussing the benefits of their participation in the IOC.

Applications must be submitted by 1 Jan 2014, and will be evaluated by an international committee of ornithologists with announcement of awards by 1 February 2014. Only online submissions will be considered (link above). If you have questions, contact the Committee Chair, STEPHAN J. SCHOECH (EM: sschoech@memphis.edu).

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