New Society of Wetland Scientists Ramsar-related grant programme
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 24 September 1999)
Announcement of new Society of Wetland Scientists grant program
The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is a group of over 4,500 scientists, managers, administrators, consultants, teachers, students, and others with an interest in wetlands. SWS publishes a peer-reviewed scientific journal called "Wetlands" and a newsletter called the "SWS Bulletin," holds an annual conference and regional conferences, and manages scholarship and awards programs.
SWS established a new U.S. $5,000 per year grant program to support SWS members with Convention on Wetlands/Ramsar-related activities, including the selection, designation, management, and networking of Ramsar sites.
The SWS International Committee Ramsar Support Framework Grant Proposal Guidelines and application form can be found on the internet at: www.sws.org/regional/international/Ramsar.Support.Framework/ or you can request the grant guidelines and application from Eric Gilman at:
Society of Wetland Scientists International Committee
2718 Napuaa Place
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Applications must be received by 19 November 1999. The Society of Wetland Scientists will announce the grant decision in mid-December 1999. One U.S. $5,000 grant will be awarded. The SWS International Committee hopes to attract matching funds to augment the available funds in the grant program for future years.
The SWS International Committee also manages a Gratis Membership Program, awarding memberships at no cost to financially disadvantaged wetland professionals and wetland organizations in less-developed countries. Gratis memberships are offered for two-year terms. Gratis memberships provides full membership privileges, including
- Subscriptions to the journal "Wetlands" and the "SWS Bulletin" (both are published quarterly),
- The SWS membership directory,
- Regional chapter newsletters,
- Discounted registration at the annual conference, and
- Voting privileges.
Additional information on the Gratis Program can be found on the internet at www.sws.org/regional/international/ or by contacting Eric Gilman.
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