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HFES Bulletin

June 2014
Volume 57, Number 6

Annual Meeting

COTG Announces 2014 Student Author Presentation Support Award

By Jennifer M. Riley, Chair, Council of Technical Groups

The Council of Technical Groups (COTG) is continuing the Student Travel Honorarium Program under a new name. The Student Author Presentation Support Award (SAPSA) is intended to facilitate student author participation in the Annual Meeting, such as presenting in technical group sessions, networking with professionals, and attending TG business meetings. The program focuses on students in financial need whose poster or lecture paper has been accepted for presentation at the meeting.

This year, the COTG will award 10 student authors up to $599 each to participate in the 2014 Annual Meeting, to be held October 27–31 in Chicago. The program will fund at a maximum $6,000 in awards.

Eligibility and Application
To be eligible for the award, applicants must

  • have a paper or poster accepted for the 2014 Annual Meeting,
  • be a full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Annual Meeting, and
  • be an HFES Student Affiliate Member.

Students who wish to apply for the award must complete the application and submit it along with the following enclosures:

  1. CV or résumé (maximum of two pages)
  2. Proposed budget for participation in the conference
  3. One-page essay identifying reasons for seeking the award and an explanation of how attendance at the Annual Meeting will enhance your academic experience
  4. Proof of paper or poster acceptance by a TG
  5. Letter of recommendation for the award from your academic adviser (one page or less)
  6. The name, postal and e-mail addresses, and payee to which the check should be disbursed.
  7. Complete award application packet.

Send the application, along with all completed enclosures, no later than August 1, 2014, to COTG Chair Jennifer Riley at

Award Process
SAPSA awardees will be selected by August 15, 2014. All awards will be made to student recipients as gifts to their home institutions. HFES will make gifts by check, and a university or college must have an established account through which to receive the gift. The student's academic adviser and/or department will be responsible for overseeing disbursement of the award to the student recipient from the gift account. All funds must be used to support the student author's participation in the Annual Meeting.

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