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Forest and Wildlife Ecology - Graduate Student Awards - George Kress Award
The George Kress Award for Outstanding Contribution of a Forestry Graduate Student.
Intended for PhD students at the mid-point (i.e., years 2-3) of their program, this award recognized outstanding contributions to forestry. Contributions are broadly defined to include those that fit the mission of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology:
To provide science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports forest management in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable fashion.
This award has two criteria: 1) contribution to the mission of the Department, and 2) scholastic aptitude. In addressing the contribution to the Department’s mission, students should clearly select at least two of the three primary roles of research, instruction/mentorship, and extension/outreach or service to the Department/University. Students may select one or more of the dimensions of sustainable forest management, including ecological, economic, and/or social sustainability.
To apply for this award please submit 1) a brief essay (< 400 words) describing how your research advances the Department’s research, instruction, and/or extension programs by supporting forest management that is ecologically, economically, and/or socially sustainable, 2) a CV, and 3) a letter of support from your advisor. The essay and CV should be submitted in a single PDF by email by October 1, 2016 to the Graduate Awards Committee Chair (currently Mike Samuel (firstname.lastname@example.org)). The advisor’s support letter should be submitted separately.
Award amount: $1,000