SEERS is offering up to three student travel awards of $250 each to qualifying students attending and presenting at the Fall 2017 CERF Conference in Providence, RI, on November 5-9, 2017. To qualify for a student travel award, students must:

Be enrolled at a college or university for the Fall 2017 semester;

Be a SEERS member in good standing for 2017;

Be registered for the CERF 2017 Conference and have submitted an abstract for presentation (oral or poster) at the meeting;

Submit a 2017 Fall SEERS Student Travel Award Application with attached abstract by August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM. All information on the application form must be complete. Your advisor’s signature must be on the application. Failure to meet these criteria will disqualify the student from a travel award.

Please note that only one award can be granted per presentation. Also, students receiving awards must be present to give their presentation at the published time. For posters, the official presentation time will be the time during which posters are being judged regardless of whether the poster is entered in the student competition. If more applications are received than the number of grants available, priority will be given to students who have not won an award in the past two years and have demonstrated financial need.

The form with advisor’s signature and attached abstract must be emailed by 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, to Cassondra Thomas ( PDF files are preferred. Recipients of the travel awards will be notified by September 1, 2017, and are encouraged to attend the SEERS Business Meeting to receive their checks. You may direct any questions to Cassondra Thomas ( before the deadline.