2018 Stewart Student Travel Fund Announcement

Glenn R. Stewart Student Travel Fund

Glenn Stewart in the Galapagos Islands IslandsThe Glenn R. Stewart Student Travel Fund was established to honor Dr. Glenn R. Stewart, co-founder of the Desert Tortoise Council. This Fund is intended to support students working with North American Gopherus tortoises by assisting with their travel costs to attend and participate at future Desert Tortoise Council Symposia. The Fund will support up to $500 (each) in travel costs for up to two students.


Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized educational institution and may be a high school, undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. The student applicant must be a member of the Desert Tortoise Council, must attend the upcoming Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, and must submit an abstract to present an oral presentation or poster at the Symposium. The student’s presentation or poster should address research on Gopherus tortoises, or a conservation or management issue relevant to tortoises (e.g., habitat restoration, subsidized predator control, public education).

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of eligibility of the student, quality of the application materials (i.e., relevance or timeliness of research or conservation topic), and how the student would benefit from being funded.