Our graduate student Kris was awarded a travel grant today from the Graduate Professional Council at the University of Missouri. She will use the travel grant to attend the upcoming International Congress for Conservation Biology to present her recent work on the genetic diversity of the Asian elephant.
GPC [gave] out around $50,000 in travel awards this year to MU graduate and professional students. The award is designed to assist MU graduate and professional students who are representing the University of Missouri by presenting research papers, posters or creative works at conferences. The GPC finance committee judges the quality of each application based on professionalism (spelling and grammar, appropriate word usage, formatting, etc.) and the completeness of the application materials [.] – University of Missouri, graduate professional council