Now accepting applications for Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award

Matthew Shepherd (Xerces Society) mdshepherd at
Fri Oct 26 00:17:11 EDT 2007

The Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award

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.

Submission Deadline for 2008 Awards
The submission deadline is Friday, December 21, 2007 at 5:00 PM PST. Award winners will be announced by March 31, 2008, with the awards given by May 2008.

Instructions for Submitting the Proposal 
All proposals must be submitted by email to info at The proposal should be attached as a single attachment in one of the following file formats: Microsoft Word, RTF text, or PDF. The subject line of the email should read "DeWind Award Proposal." 

Proposal Format (all text should use 12 pt font and standard margins)
1. Cover page (1 page). 
a. Title. List the title in CAPITAL LETTERS. 
b. Contact information. Provide the name of the 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, timeline, and a CV (CV must be 2 pages or less).

4. Please include all of the materials as a single attachment. 

For more information, please see our website:
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
The Xerces Society is an international nonprofit organization that 
protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their 
habitat. To join the Society, make a contribution, or read about our 
work, please visit

Matthew Shepherd
Senior Conservation Associate
4828 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97215, USA
Tel: 503-232 6639 Cell: 503-807 1577 Fax: 503-233 6794
Email: mdshepherd at 

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