Premio de Investigación en Conservación de Lepidópteros ~

22 de noviembre de 2007

Premio de Investigación en Conservación de Lepidópteros

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

Instructions for Submitting the Proposal
All proposals must be submitted by email to 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
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 the diversity of life through invertebrate conservation. To
join the Society, make a contribution, or read about our work,
please visit

Lisa Schonberg
Conservation Assistant
4828 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97215, USA
Tel: 503-232 6639 Fax: 503-233 6794

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