Young Professionals Travel Stipend


MICRA established the Young Professionals Travel Stipend in 2009 to assist biologist in the early stages of their career to present results of their riverine fisheries research at a professional meeting or conference.  Each year MICRA may provide travel assistance (reimbursement of actual expenses up to $1,000) to one professional staff member of a MICRA member state or federal agency.  The stipend is intended to allow the recipient to attend a professional meeting that he/she would not otherwise be able to attend without travel assistance.  Applications for the 2015 travel stipend can be submitted July 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015.  Contact the MICRA Coordinator for more information.

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2014 Recipient

2014 - Patrick O'Rouke, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division

Patrick will be giving a presentation on 'Black Bass Species Shifts in Three Tennessee Valley Authority Reservoirs in North Georgia' at the 2014 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Quebec City, Quebec in August 2014.


Past Recipients

2012 - Sandra Clark‐Kolaks, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Sandra presented the 'Recovery of the West Fork White River following a major fish kill in 1999, Indiana ' at the 73rd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference  in Wichita, KS, December 9-12, 2012.


2011 - Curtis Wagner, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Curtis presented the results of a black bass research project on the Ohio River titled 'Spatial and Temporal Variation of Black Bass Population Dynamics in the Upper Ohio River: Insights from Five Years of Standardized Sampling' at the 2011 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference in December 2011. 


2010 - Caleb Schnitzler, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Caleb attended Catfish 2010 and presented his research project titled 'Age and Growth of Flathead Catfish from Pools 12 and 13 of the Upper Mississippi River.