*The Xerces Society is now accepting applications for two $3,750 awards for research into Lepidoptera conservation.*
The DeWind Awards are given to students who are engaged in research leading
to a university degree related to Lepidoptera conservation and who intend
to continue to work in this field. All proposals must be written by the
student researcher. Proposed research should have a clear connection to Lepidoptera conservation and must be completed within one year from
receiving funds. Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students;
however, please note that all but one awardee, to date, have been pursuing graduate research. Applications from countries outside the United States
will be considered but must be written in English and international
applicant work cannot involve work in the United States.
*Submission Deadline* *for 2016 Awards*
The submission deadline is Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT. Award winners will be announced by March 31, 2016, with the awards given by May
*Instructions for Submitting the Proposal *
All proposals must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal should be attached as a single file in PDF format. The subject line of the email should read "DeWind Award Proposal 2016."
*Proposal Format* (all text should use 12 pt font and one inch margins)
1. *Cover page (1 page)*
a. *Title*. List the title in *Bold*.
b. *Contact information*. Provide the name and contact information for
the applicant and his or her major advisor. Include institutional
affiliations, complete mailing address, and country. Also provide an email address and telephone number (include country code if outside the United States).
c. *Abstract*. Include a project summary immediately following the title
and contact information. The summary should be limited to 100 words and
should not exceed one paragraph.
2. *Proposal body (2 pages)*. Begin with a clear statement of the problem
or objectives, follow with a clear methods section, and end with a
substantial conclusion. The proposal should include a discussion of
potential conservation applications and results, and what products, if any, will result from this work.
3. *Additional information*. On separate pages, please include all of
the following information: cited literature, detailed project budget,
project timeline, and a short (2 pages or less) CV. It is the goal of the DeWind Award that the funds be used for direct research-related expenses; overhead and/or administrative fees are considered ineligible.
4. *Please include all of the materials as a single attachment*. No other attachments or supporting materials should be included.