Student Support Committee
The Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) program was established by the SICB in 1996 to provide small awards to graduate students in support of their research in the fields of integrative and comparative biology. Awards are made payable to the individual recipients. No part of an award may be used for the payment of indirect costs to the recipient's institution. All funds must be expended directly in support of the proposed investigation. Any equipment purchased shall be the property of the institution.
The Fellowship of Graduate Student Travel (FGST) is a new award generously established in 2002 by the SICB. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide student funds for travel and other expenses at distant research laboratories, museums, or field sites. The primary purpose is for travel to "distant" research sites to learn specialized techniques or to use unique equipment or collections. Awards are made payable to the individual recipients. No part of an award may be used for the payment of indirect costs to the recipient's institution. All funds must be expended directly in support of the proposed investigation.
The next grant cycle will begin in October 2013. Grants are not considered outside of the yearly cycle. The application form will reopen in summer 2013.
Congratulations to this year's awardees! There were a large number of applications this year, and the process of choosing the grants was exceptionally challenging. Awardees will also be announced at the SICB conference business meeting. Emails to all of the applicants will be sent following the conference. For a list of 2013 awardees, click here.
For questions regarding the Programs, contact the chair of the Student Support Committee: Sheila Patek
Department of Biology
Univ of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Telephone: (413) 577-4426
Department of Biology Fax: (413) 545-3243