Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries. The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution. The awards are valued at $400.00 and are not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship.

The award is administered and supported by the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). To be eligible for the award, you must be a current member of AFS (go to fisheries.org). You can join at the time of applying to this award. We also encourage you to check the box to be a CARS member in the AFS application form, which comes as no additional cost for students. Note if you are already an AFS member but didn’t know about CARS, you should be able to make changes to your membership by contacting AFS.

When filling out the application, please pay attention to the page limitations for each section. Note that Times New Roman, 12pt font is to be used, with page margins of 2 cm on all sides. Upon completion of the application, please convert the document to a pdf and name the file with your last name followed by an underscore and Larkin (i.e., YourLastname_Larkin.pdf). Points will be deducted for not adhering to formatting guidelines or if material is omitted. Completed documents are to be sent to:  Karen Murchie, CARS Larkin Committee Chair, [email protected]

Completed applications must be received no later than 4pm EST September 15, 2018