The FUCOBI Foundation has announced two research and travel awards for minority students from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States (Puerto Rico, Native Americans, and the Pacific Islands), and African countries to attend the 113th Annual Meeting in Charlotte. The Johnnie Castro Montealegre Travel Award will cover airfare (within the USA only), meeting registration fee, hotel, travel costs, meals, and poster printing. The Jimmy Alcivar-Arteaga Research and Travel Award will cover airfare, travel, meals, poster printing, and meeting registration fee. Application deadline is October 1st, 2020.
Students interested in applying for the Johnnie Castro Montealegre Travel Award, please contact FUCOBI1@gmail.com to request an application. Please also include your CV and an abstract with all co-authors (ready for submission to the NSA annual meeting, 250-words).
Students interested in applying for the Jimmy Alcivar-Arteaga Research and Travel Award, please contact FUCOBI1@gmail.com to request an application. There are thirty awards available. Please include an abstract with all co-authors (ready for submission to the NSA annual meeting, 250-words). Abstracts submitted on the following topics will be given priority, but awards are not limited to these topics: 1) Metals, glyphosate, Roundup, and bisphenol in mangrove sediment near banana and shrimp farms, and in cow’s milk, cheese, and agricultural soil; 2) Toxicological transgenerational epigenetic inheritance (F0-F3) to assess health risks caused by exposure to glyphosate and Roundup to marine animals (shrimp, molluscs) and people who live near estuaries and wetlands; 3) Glyphosate-free aquaculture feeds; and 4) Glyphosate-free shrimp.
This is a great opportunity for NSA student members. The Johnnie Castro Montealegre Travel Award was presented to Melissa Pierce at the 108th Annual Meeting for her project ‘Bivalves maintain a core gut micro biome: seasonal trends and species variation’, to Amanda Zahorik at the 109th Annual Meeting for her project ‘The oyster microbiome: interrelationships among host genotype, microbiome composition, and disease resistance in Crassostrea virginica’, and to Natalie Lowell for her project ‘Population genetics of two emergent shellfish aquaculture species and implications for genetic risk assessments’ at the Triennial in 2019. Students are encouraged to apply! Information is also available on the NSA website: www.shellfish.org.