William R. Mote Fellowship (Graduate Student Award!)
To honor the legacy of William R. Mote
Named for Mr. William Russell Mote, who was an avid angler and lifelong benefactor to marine science, the fellowship will be awarded to graduate students working in research on the conservation and sustainability of fisheries species considered popular for recreation. Mr. Mote’s legacy includes the internationally recognized Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida, and the William R. and Leonore Mote Endowment at Florida State University’s Department of Biological Sciences.
What is it?
AFS has established a scholarship honoring Mr. Mote’s contribution, to support a one-time award to two graduate students per year, who are working in research that focuses on the conservation and sustainability of fisheries species considered popular for recreation. Eligible fisheries include those found in both marine and freshwater environments.
Each award recipient will receive a one-time monetary award of $1500. It is expected these funds will be reserved for aspects of pursuing graduate education (for example tuition, textbooks, equipment, supplies, travel, and living expenses). This award will be made directly to the student and not to the student’s educational institution. It is not intended to replace any funding previously obligated to the student.
How to Apply?
Follow this link: William R. Mote Fisheries Fellowship Award | American Fisheries Society