The Third Annual ARCUS Award for Arctic Research Excellence

Date: 
11 September 1998

Dear Colleague:

In keeping with its mission to promote arctic research and education, the
Board of Directors of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States
(ARCUS) proudly announces the Third Annual ARCUS Award for Arctic Research
Excellence competition. This year's student competition will be judged in
four broad categories: physical science, life science, social science, and
interdisciplinary research; with up to four awards given. Papers must be
submitted along with an entry form to an ARCUS representative by 5:00pm on
1 December 1998.

The review panel will include top arctic researchers from various fields.
The winners of the "award for excellence" will have the added experience of
presenting their work to a broad-based audience during the Arctic Forum, a
seminar on Arctic research during the ARCUS 11th Annual Meeting in
Washington, D.C. The winning student papers will be published on the ARCUS
World Wide Web site as well.

We encourage you to spread the word about the Third Annual ARCUS Award
competition to students who may be interested in this opportunity to gain
national recognition, present their research at a significant assembly on
Arctic research, and receive a $500 dollar cash award. The text of the
announcement flyer follows this message. More information about the
competition, including the winners of last year's award and a graphical
downloadable copy of the flyer, can be found at
http://www.arcus.org/Award/Announcement.html.

Sincerely,

Wendy K. Warnick
Executive Director
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The Third Annual ARCUS Award for Arctic Research Excellence

THE AWARD
* Up to 4 papers will be awarded in the following categories:
* physical science,
* life science,
* social science, and
* interdisciplinary research.

Each winner will receive:
* $500 cash and
* Travel paid to the Arctic Forum in Washington D.C. to present paper.

THE CONTESTANTS
* Must be registered undergraduate or graduate student at the time of
submission.
* Must be the primary or sole author of the paper and a major contributor
to the research.

THE PAPERS
* May address any aspect of Arctic research.
* Must accompany an entry form which can be obtained at
<http://www.arcus.org/Award/EntryForm.html> or by contacting ARCUS.
* Must be no longer than 30 pages including bibliography, single-spaced, in
no smaller than 12-point Times font, and submitted as a single, stapled
copy.
* Papers that emphasize interdisciplinary research and that consider Local
and Traditional Knowledge are strongly encouraged.
* Winners from previous years are not eligible.

THE DEADLINE
* Papers must be submitted to one of the ARCUS Member Institution
* The awards will be announced by 13 February 1999. The ARCUS annual
meeting is tentatively scheduled for the third week in March 1999.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* Questions regarding this competition may be directed to any of the ARCUS
Member Institution Representatives on the attached list or to the ARCUS
office at: 907/474-1600 or <arcus@arcus.org>.
* For further information and news, see ARCUS' WWW site at
<http://www.arcus.org>.
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Wendy K. Warnick, Executive Director
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)
600 University Ave., Suite 1
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 907/474-1600 Fax: 907/474-1604
warnick@arcus.org
Visit ARCUS on the Internet <http://www.arcus.org> for
current information, downloadable reports, directories, etc.
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