The award will be advertised in the PAAA newsletter and included in the
PAAA webpage. A note regarding the award should also be included in the
IAA newsletter. Copies of the application can be obtained from the PAAA
President and are available on the webpage.
The PAAA Student Development Award is available to all students of Aerobiology
in all PAAA countries. Students and their supervisors must both be PAAA
members. Previous winners of the award are eligible only if they are
pursuing a different degree than the one they were pursuing when they
received the previous award.
The deadline for applications is April 1. The evaluation committee must
make a decision on the awards within two weeks. Students must be informed
of their award status by May 1.
A three member panel, whose combined expertise covers nearly all areas
of aerobiology, is to be appointed by the executive committee at the
time of election of new PAAA officers and for an equal term. The PAAA
President will send a copy of the applications to the evaluating committee
who will rank the applications by evaluating the qualifications of the
student, the importance of the proposed project in enhancing the student's
development, and the likelihood of significant contribution to the science
of aerobiology. If a member of the evaluating committee has a student
applying for the award, the PAAA President will serve as the reviewer
for that student's application. The committee is responsible for selecting
awardees and informing the President. The Chair of the PAAA Student
Development Award Committee must verify with the Membership Secretary
that both Supervisor and Student are paid up members of the PAAA. The
candidates will be informed by the President normally within one month
of the application date. The President shall inform the treasurer of
the recipient of the award and provide details as to the address and
date the award is to be issued. The President will send letters of regret
to the other applicants.
The recipients of the award will be announced in the PAAA newsletter,
and a short summary of the student's activities will be listed.