William R. Mote Fisheries Fellowship Award

AFS is excited to announce a new award for 2021!

Award Objective

AFS has established a scholarship honoring Mr. Mote’s contribution, to support a one-time award to two graduate students per year, who are working in research that focuses on the conservation and sustainability of fisheries species considered popular for recreation. Eligible fisheries include those found in both marine and freshwater environments.

Each award recipient will receive a one-time monetary award of $1500. It is expected these funds will be reserved for aspects of pursuing graduate education (for example tuition, textbooks, equipment, supplies, travel, and living expenses). This award will be made directly to the student and not to the student’s educational institution. It is not intended to replace any funding previously obligated to the student.


The applicant must be a graduate student, officially accepted or currently enrolled, in a masters and doctoral program during the period of one year prior to application. The applicant must be conducting aquatic research in line with AFS objectives, which include “all branches of fisheries science, including but not limited to aquatic biology, engineering, fish culture, environmental sciences, limnology, oceanography, and sociology.” The student must be actively engaged in thesis research related to some aspect of conservation; the intent of the award is to support ongoing research costs. The student must be a member of AFS in good standing.

Application Requirements

  1. Letter of application no more than two pages stating how they will use the fund to advance the general Mote Fellowship purpose
  2. Resume – no more than two pages
  3. One letter of support from academic advisor or graduate committee member

Nominations are due June 1, 2021.

Apply here.


Posted: April 26, 2021

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Scholarships And Funding

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