Exchange Opportunity (STEO)
SETAC Student Activities Council (SAC) in North America has established a
"Student Training Exchange Opportunity (STEO)" to support SETAC
student members in North America. This award is intended to provide students an
opportunity to gain experience from universities (other than the student’s home
institution), business, and government agencies that will support student
advancement and training. The fund will provide up to $1000 to students who
need monetary support. This support fund is provided by monies raised from the
annual Silent Auction (started in 2000) to help defray costs associated with
internship travel and lodging, equipment, or supplies needed to complete
must be a SETAC member in good
standing who is enrolled in a North American (Canada, U.S., or Mexico)
accredited college or university and is in his/her first year of a master's
degree program or in his/her first-fourth years in a doctorate program.
Students can be in any field of study encompassed by SETAC (e.g., environmental
toxicology, chemistry, environmental policy, and/or environmental economics).
support equal to or greater than the Training Exchange Award (matching support)
must be provided by the student's institution, advisor, or other sources. A
maximum of one award will be given to any one person.
apply, the following materials must be submitted by email to the Pensacola
Office no later than March 7, 2014.
Failure to meet the deadline or to follow instructions invalidates the
application. The STEO application packet must contain all the materials
requested to be considered for this award. Be sure to follow directions and
assemble the award package as outlined below. Length of each item must not exceed the length
guidelines given below.
page containing title of proposed project for funding, student name, address,
phone, and email contacts of applicant (one page)
statement of research interest in your field of study, including a statement containing
the amount and proposed use of requested funding , along with a statement of
educational/professional goals and accomplishments by the applicant, and brief
statement of how these goals and accomplishments coincide with the mission of
SETAC (maximum of two pages).
financial support (from other sources) for completing your research objectives
(maximum of two pages).
letter of support from the institution/agency where the training will occur.
letter of endorsement by the applicant's faculty advisor (one page).
vitae (résumé) of the applicant (one page).
Number of Awards and
The number of STEO awards is
limited by available funds, with one or two opportunities awarded each year.
Members of the SAC will evaluate each application and rank all applications
based on the following criteria:
and timeliness of the application package
and scientific merit of the project
financial need and additional sources of support
of educational/professional goals and accomplishments in relation to the
background of the applicant; and organization and presentation of the
applicant's statement of goals and accomplishments, and research interests.
the number of highly meritorious applicants may exceed the available funds,
selection will be made with the objectives of maintaining educational,
discipline, and geographic-based distribution. Students may be awarded one
award during their advanced degree program.
Requirements for STEO Recipients:
one-page report detailing the results of the exchange must be submitted to the firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com by the student no later than
three months after completing their exchange.
ALL applications must be submitted
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com (STEO
Subcommittee Co-Chair). Applications submitted by MAIL or FAX will NOT
be accepted. The proposal and accompanying materials must arrive by 7 March
2014. Failure to meet the deadline or to follow instructions will
invalidate the application.