AWARDS

Snieszko Student Travel Award Announcement

The American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section is soliciting applications for the Snieszko Student Travel Awards, which will award up to $1500 to AFS-FHS member students to be used towards attending the next International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health to be held in Santiago, Chile, from September 4-8, 2022. Students who wish to be considered must submit their abstracts by March 31st, 2022.

Best Student Presentation and Paper Awards

The American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section invites students to compete for the best student presentation and poster awards at the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health in Santiago, Chile September 4-8, 2022. Awardees may win up to $400 for best oral presentation and $200 for best poster. To compete, students must simply state their interest in competing for the award when submitting their abstract. Students do NOT have to be members of the FHS to compete.

One Health Grant
Eligilibility criteria for outstanding contribution to Aquatic Health from One Health perspective

The decisive criteria for judging nominees for this award will be the impact of their work in Aquatic Health from the One Health approach. On this occasion, 5 One Health scholarships with waived registration fees to attend the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health will be awarded to any researcher who has submitted an abstract and fulfils the requirements mentioned below.

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent. The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate change, and contributing to sustainable development (OHHLEP, 2021).

The impact may be evidenced by the following guideline:

1. Research dealing with a general aquatic animal health problem, which involves some One Health Issue (Zoonotic disease, Food Security, Food Safety, Environmental Impact, Climate Change).

2. Development of a strong program(s) in aquatic animal health with One Health approach within an academic, governmental or non-governmental organization.

3. Major contribution to the development of the discipline through the training of young scientists, particularly at the graduate level.

4. Major contribution to the development of the discipline through knowledge dissemination (e.g., journal editorial roles, production of training materials either printed (texts) or electronic).

The impact(s) may represent either a lifetime achievement or a more short-term but significant contribution.

UC Grant for best investigation on Aquatic Animal Health

The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile will award 5 scholarships to Latin American students which consider waived registration fees, to attend the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health to be held in Santiago, Chile, 4-8 September 2022.

Students wishing to be considered should submit their abstracts by 15 May 2022. The essential criteria for judging nominees for this award will be the significance of their research and their evidence of potential for contribution to Aquatic Animal Health.

The evaluation committee will be the Chilean Scientific Committee.