CGP Fund Offers $200 Award to Attend 22nd Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

The Coll Perske Memorial Fund is excited to announce that we will provide up to two $200 awards for student members of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) to attend the 22nd Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals.  This conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from October 22-27, 2017.  Undergraduate or Graduate students that have been selected for oral presentations regarding research with pinnipeds may apply.  The application due date will be determined once abstracts have been chosen by the SMM.

Award winners will be chosen based on the quality of their abstracts and the alignment of their research with the interests of the Coll Perske Memorial Fund. Special consideration will be given to research projects with California sea lions, which were of special importance to Coll.

To apply, please send the following material to

1)   A copy of the abstract submitted to the SMM conference

2)   Proof of registration for the SMM conference

3)   Proof of acceptance for an oral presentation

Award winners will be notified by July 31, 2017.