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SWS Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP)
GRADUATE Student Travel Award Application 2022
The SWS Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP) was created to increase diversity in the Society and the field of wetland science. Students with an interest in wetland sciences, ecology, coastal marine sciences, environmental sciences and related fields are encouraged to apply. The Annual Meetings offer students valuable career mentoring and exposure to career options in the wetland sciences. In addition to attending paper presentations and general meeting events, the students will participate in special activities organized for their benefit throughout the week. The SWS awards are supported by the National Science Foundation, SWS Chapters and the SWS Human Diversity Committee. 
Before you click start (below), you should be prepared to answer basic demographic questions, provide your contact information, provide contact information for a faculty member who will write you a letter of reference, as well as your GPA. We suggest you draft answers to the following questions, which can be cut and paste into the application. 
  1. Include your personal statement, which highlights (among other things): your career goals, your interest and experience in wetland science, and your interest in attending this meeting. In particular, please comment on how your participation will contribute to the SWS mission of increasing diversity in wetland sciences and describe your personal involvement with underrepresented communities (3000 character limit, including spaces).
  2. The abstract of the research you will be presenting at the conference (2000 character limit, including spaces).
In addition to this online form, a complete application will include a letter of reference from your faculty advisor and your CV sent to vlougheed@utep.edu by the application deadline.
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