THE SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY

Division of Invertebrate Zoology

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

For the 2015 Summer Field Station Season

Purpose: This scholarship, in memory of Libbie H. Hyman, one of America's foremost invertebrate zoologists, provides assistance to students to take courses OR to carry on research on INVERTEBRATES at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station. The amount of the 2015 award is anticipated to be $1500 - $3500.

Eligibility: The Hyman Scholarship is intended to help support a first meaningful field station experience for a first or second year graduate student, or an advanced undergraduate.

How to apply: Read the instructions carefully, fill in the online application form, and upload transcripts as directed.

For questions regarding the program, contact the chair of the Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Jennifer Burnaford
Department of Biological Science (MH-282)
California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
Phone: 657-278-2382
Fax: 657-278-3426
jburnaford@fullerton.edu



GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Awards are limited to advanced undergraduates or first or second year graduate students currently enrolled in degree programs. Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible. Applicants need not be members of SICB to be considered.
  • Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically following the instructions and using the forms provided at this website.
  • Complete applications will consist of a proposal (see forms below), two letters of reference from faculty members, and copies of undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts. All materials, including both letters of reference, must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be considered.
  • The student should write the proposal, preferably with the advice of their major professor. However, the major professor should not do the writing, since this will defeat an important part of the process.
  • A form for the proposal is available on this page. You must use this form to submit your application. If you experience problems using the form, contact the webmaster by email.
  • The form has fields for requested information. You must fill in all fields unless noted otherwise. The electronic submittal system will not accept any empty fields! Limits of field length apply. Actual character counts of an entry can be viewed by the applicant on the preview page.
  • Please proofread your application before you submit it.
  • Complete the online-form, proofread it again, and submit it via the web to SICB.
  • Copies of official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts should be combined into a SINGLE PDF file no more than 2MB in size. The file must be uploaded as part of the application process.
  • The applicant is responsible for the submission of the letters of recommendation. Letters must be submitted via a separate online form at http://www.sicb.org/grants/hyman/hymanletterform.php3. It is critical that each recommender enters the exact email address that you have used in your application, since we use this information to attach the letters to your proposal. In addition, this allows us to automatically notify the applicant when a letter of support has been submitted.
  • Applications which are not complete will not be reviewed.
  • The closing date for the receipt of applications (including transcripts) AND supporting letters will be February 9, 2015. Notification of Awards: March 14, 2015



You can fill in the form below without using your member ID number. If you know your member ID number you can save yourself some typing by having your data entered from the SICB database into the application form below automatically. If you don't have a membership number yet, or if you wish to use a different address, you can fill in the data manually or edit the data entered from the database.
If you find any of the data from the database incorrect or outdated, use the membership info page to submit an update.
The member ID number is included with each email from SICB Headquarters. Use the contact link in the green field on the top of this page for questions regarding your member ID number.
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SICB - APPLICATION FORM FOR LIBBIE H. HYMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE: February 9, 2015


APPLICANT:

Name:
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Undergraduate Year     or Graduate Year


Recommendations:

List the name, address, telephone #, and email address of two faculty members, whom you will ask to write letters of recommendation. It is expected that the recommenders will have received copies of the completed proposal before writing their letters. MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE NOT MISTYPED ANY EMAIL ADDRESS SINCE IT CAN JEOPARDIZE YOUR APPLICATION!!!


Faculty Member 1

Member of SICB?Yes   No
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Faculty Member 2

Member of SICB?Yes   No
Name:
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PURPOSE: Are you applying for funds to support attending a course, doing research, or both?


NAME AND ADDRESS OF FIELD STATION where you propose to attend a course or conduct your research:


DURATION OF THE PROPOSED FIELD STATION EXPERIENCE:


PROPOSED COURSEWORK OR RESEARCH ON INVERTEBRATES -- LIMIT OF 3000 CHARACTERS INCL. SPACES (actual character counts for this and the following fields can be viewed on the preview page; count includes invisible formatting characters for newline and/or paragraph that your wordprocessor adds).
If you copy and paste your text, note that wordprocessor formatting is usually not retained (except paragraph/line breaks). You can use HTML-tags to indicate <b>bold</b> or <i>italic</i>text. Don't forget the closing tag unless you wish the rest of the text to be in bold or italic! The tag-characters count towards the total character limit. These rules apply to all text fields on this page.



DESCRIPTION OF ANY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING OR TAKING CLASSES AT FIELD STATIONS, including the length of stay and the activities in which you participated. If none, please indicate that. (LIMIT OF 800 CHARACTERS INCL. SPACES)



BRIEF BUDGET (Itemize the support needed. LIMIT OF 800 CHARACTERS, INCL. SPACES):



INSTITUTIONAL OR OTHER SOURCES OF SUPPORT (LIMIT OF 400 CHARACTERS, INCL. SPACES):




COURSE WORK: Provide a list of science and math classes taken and individual grades in those courses. For each course, specify whether undergraduate or graduate level. In addition, you must upload an unofficial or official transcript (see instructions at the end of the form).



GRADE POINT AVERAGES:
Science Math GPA:      Total GPA:

Copies of Transcripts
Copies of official or unofficial undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts should be combined into a SINGLE PDF file no more than 2MB in size.

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