To be eligible for the fund, an applicant must have conducted the research while being an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
The student must have declared a major/focus or have intent to declare a major/focus in one of the marine science disciplines.
The research in question must RELATE TO MARINE ORNAMENTAL AQUACULTURE OR THE MARINE AQUARIUM HOBBY.
North American students, no matter where they are studying in the world, as well as students from abroad, who are studying in North America, are eligible, as long as they are attending an accredited college or university. MASNA recognizes these (http://goo.gl/Cjkl3) locations as being in North America.
The fund’s committee meets on a quarterly basis and assesses the applications for funding received in the past quarter.
Applicants to the fund are required to apply the quarter before the final draft of the article is to be sent to the publisher. If the application is successful, offset of the cost of publication will be funded up to 100%, not to exceed $1,000.
Successful applicants are required to list the fund in the acknowledgements section of the published article. Therefore, final submission of the article for publication must be made after the set announcement date for that quarter’s successful fund applicants.
Payment is made in U.S. Dollars and is distributed directly to the publisher of the open source article.
Primary authors are limited to the funding of 1 publication per quarter, and 2 publications per year.
Application Period: January 1 – March 31, 2020. Announcement: April 21, 2020
Application Period: April 1 – June 30, 2020. Announcement: July 21, 2020
Application Period: July 1 – September 30, 2020. Announcement: October 20, 2020
Application Period: October 1 – December 31, 2020. Announcement: January 19, 2021
Applicants will be made aware as to the outcome of their application no matter the result.