Graduate students in the field of Forensic Science who plan on pursuing work in the Trace Evidence field are encouraged to apply for the ASTEE Scholarship Award. The Scholarship provides $500 and a 2 year membership in ASTEE. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Forensic Science or related science program and must submit an application form, an essay detailing the applicant’s goals in the Trace Evidence field, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor in the applicant’s graduate program. Deadline: February 16, 2017.
Edmond Locard Award for Excellence in Trace Evidence
The Edmond Locard Award for Excellence in Trace Evidence is presented annually to a nominee who, like the award’s namesake, has made a significant impact in the field, whether through teaching, training, research, or innovations in techniques, methods, or instrumentation. The only requirement of nominees is that they have been active in the field of Trace Evidence for at least ten years. Those making nominations must be ASTEE members. The award is presented in the form of a plaque. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
ASTEE wants to support your research ideas. The Research Grant Award provides $500 for a project that will advance the field of Trace evidence. Applicants must have proof of membership in ASTEE and submit a written research proposal. The award recipient will provide a summary of their research results to the ASTEE Board of Directors within one year of receiving the grant. Deadline: August 1, 2017.
The ASTEE Professional Development Award is meant to promote and support training in the field of Trace Evidence. Professional development activities not only deepen our knowledge and skills as professionals, they also energize us with a new enthusiasm. This has a profound impact on the advancement of the field and furthers the mission objectives of ASTEE. This award is offered in partnership with the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL. Applicants must be current ASTEE members in good standing. The award is given in the form of funding for any upcoming McCrone Research Institute class and up to a $500 reimbursement for travel. Deadline: September 16, 2017.
The ASTEE Travel Award provides the recipient with a stipend to help promote training in the field of Trace Evidence. ASTEE’s goal is to encourage networking and knowledge sharing within the field of Trace Evidence. It is an award that is provided when ASTEE feels there is a need for travel funding to specific events, usually annual national or regional meetings, and the recipient is often required to present at the meeting. The amount of the award is variable, and it is available to ASTEE members in good standing.