Financial Assistance for Students and Scientists from puerto rico and the virgin islands

The ASLO board of directors very recently approved the following measures to offer financial assistance to students and aquatic scientists residing in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. By initiating these actions, the board hopes to encourage greater local participation in the meeting in San Juan.

Both students and aquatic scientists must reside in either Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands to be eligible for this assistance. If they are not an ASLO member already, instructions will be included on the registration page to direct them to the ASLO member site so they can join before they register.  Both students and aquatic scientists from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will have a Discount Code that they will use to register.

Complimentary Student Membership

If the student is not already an ASLO member, he or she will be required to join before they register. The membership will be complimentary for one year. Go to https://aslo.org/page/membership-options, select the student option and use the Discount Code PRSTUCOMP just before payment. Be sure to click Update Price which will update the membership fee to $0.00.

Complimentary Registration for Students in PUerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Student members residing in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who register for the meeting will be allowed to register at no cost. Please note that if a student submits an abstract for the meeting, the appropriate abstract submission fee must be paid by the student, and the abstract must be submitted online by the 22 October deadline.

How to Register:

Once on the registration page, select the Student Member registration fee. You will see a box labeled, Discount Code. As a student member of ASLO from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, please enter PRSTU19 in the Discount Code box on the registration form. Be sure to click Update Price which will update to the registration amount to $0.00 before you proceed to complete your registration. If you are submitting an abstract you must be prepared to pay the submission fee by credit card at this time, along with fees for any optional activities.

Conference Registration Discount for Aquatic Scientists

Aquatic scientists from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who register for the meeting may do so at a discounted rate of $200 USD as long as they are a current ASLO member or become an ASLO member before they register.  If an abstract is submitted, the appropriate abstract submission fee must be paid, and the abstract must be submitted online by the 22 October deadline. you must be prepared to pay the submission fee by credit card at this time along with fees for any optional activities.

How to Register:

Once on the registration page, select the appropriate Member registration fee. You will see a box labeled, Discount Code. As an aquatic scientist from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, please enter one of the following codes in the Discount Code box on the registration form.

  • PRSC19MR (for Regular Members)
  • PRSC19ECR (for Early Career Members)
  • PRSC19EMR (for Emeritus Members)

Be sure to click Update Price which will update to the registration amount to $200.00 before you proceed to complete your registration. If you are submitting an abstract you must be prepared to pay the submission fee by credit card at this time along with fees for any optional activities.

Limited Funding for Travel to the Meeting

To encourage participation among those who live outside of San Juan and must travel and stay in a hotel during the meeting, the ASLO board has allocated limited funding. This will be available for those traveling distances across the island of Puerto Rico to attend the meeting in San Juan. These funds are intended to assist with travel expenses and accommodations. The only requirements are that they be registered for and attending the meeting, be a current member of ASLO, and living and working and/or studying in Puerto Rico at the time of the meeting. Those who are interested in being considered for this funding should contact Lynda West at lyndaw@sgmeet.com. Following the 22 October abstract deadline, the committee will decide how to allocate the funds among those who have shown interest.