[Leps-l] Now accepting applications for two $3, 750 awards for research into Lepidoptera conservation

Matthew Shepherd mdshepherd at xerces.org
Thu Nov 15 17:25:04 EST 2012

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 but
must be written in English and international applicant work cannot involve
work in the United States.

For more information, to download a PDF of the submission guidelines, and to
read summaries of previous award winning projects, please visit

Submission Deadline for 2013 Awards
The submission deadline is Monday, December 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM PDT. Award
winners will be announced by March 31, 2013, with the awards given by May

Instructions for Submitting the Proposal 
All proposals must be submitted by email to dewind at xerces.org. The proposal
should be attached as a single file in PDF format. The subject line of the
email should read "DeWind Award Proposal 2013." 

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.





Matthew Shepherd

Communications Director


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