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Tuesday, January 13


SEEDS is a program of the Ecological Society of America
Greetings SEEDS Friends,
Happy New Year! We hope that 2015 will bring you more success and adventures than ever before. This is a busy time of year for science programs and we have some exciting opportunities that are available for undergraduates.  The SPUR Fellowship is currently accepting applications until January 15th or all the positions are filled. We will be opening the application process for the BIG 100th ESA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.
Also, SEEDS would not exist without the help of our amazing mentors throughout the years. January is National Mentoring Month, take a moment this month to say thank you to that special mentor in your life!
In this issue:
  • National Mentoring Month
  • SPUR Fellowship Applications are now OPEN - Deadline is January 15th
  • SEEDS ESA Annual Meeting applications will OPEN on January 15th

January is National Mentoring Month
MENTORING WORKS! January is National Mentoring Month. SEEDS could not do what we do without our mentors! As part of the Centennial celebration, we invite our mentors to share your reflections as a SEEDS mentor and we call students to express your thanks to those who have mentored you on Facebook andTwitter using the hashtag: #SEEDSMentors. Learn more on ourSEEDS Mentoring Month page.
  • Don't forget to thank your mentor on January 15th!

SEEDS Partnerships for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Fellowship
Priority Deadline: January 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until opportunities are filled
The SPUR Fellowship is the highest honor in the SEEDS program, and fellows are encouraged to be the outstanding leaders in the future of ESA. The award supports the undergraduate student in designing and conducting an ecology research project of interest.  SEEDS has established partnerships with field stations and mentors to offer exciting summer opportunities that will be tailored to meet your interests, career objectives and growth as a scientist.
Our SPUR Fellowship Partners are: 

2015 ESA Annual Meeting – 100 years of ESA!
Applications will OPEN on January 15th for the 2015 SEEDS Travel Awards for the ESA Centennial in Baltimore, Maryland!

The SEEDS Program offers travel awards for Undergraduate Students (fully funded) and SEEDS Graduate Alumni ($800).  Travel awards help expenses to attend the ESA Meeting including air travel, meals, lodging, and registration. Travel awards are funded through support of the National Science Foundation and ESA member donations.
SEEDS is looking for mentors for the 100th ESA Annual Meeting! Are you an ESA Member that has attended other Annual Meetings?  Are you attending the Centennial Meeting in Baltimore? If you answered YES to both these and would like to know more about becoming a SEEDS Mentor, please visit out Mentor Sign-Up page for more information.  Help us guide our students through this amazing event!

Best wishes,