The Glenn R. Stewart Student Travel Fund
The 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 Desert Tortoise Council Annual 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 Annual Symposium, and must submit an abstract to present an oral presentation or poster at the Annual 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).
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.
- Click the button below to download the application.
- Applications must be supported by the applicant’s resume, a cover letter that describes how the student will benefit from being funded to travel to the Annual Symposium, and a proposed budget for his/her travel.
- All application materials must be received by December 31, 2023. They will be evaluated by a committee of tortoise biologists appointed by the Desert Tortoise Council Board of Directors.