THE SOCIETY FOR INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY

Division of Invertebrate Zoology

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

For the 2014 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 2013 award was $1500.

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 and fill in the online application form.

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 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 sent directly to the chair of the Libbie Hyman Scholarship Committee as PDF files in an email attachment. Transcripts must be received by the application deadline in order for the application to be considered to be complete.
  • 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 you provide each recommender with the exact email address that you have used in your application, since we use this information to attach these letters to the appropriate 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 14, 2014. Notification of Awards: March 14, 2014

The submittal form for 2014 is closed.