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CERF 2021 Virtual Meeting

Register for the CERF 2021 Virtual Meeting coming up in November:

Early Registration ends June 21

GERS Student Awards

Applications are now being accepted for student registration and abstract awards to attend the 2021 virtual CERF meeting. Registration and abstract awards of $170 will be offered to students (graduate and undergraduate) to help defray the costs associated with registration and abstract submission for the CERF meeting.  


To be eligible for a student registration and abstract award, you must:

1) Be a current GERS member (Not a member? Register here)

2) Be a current graduate or undergraduate student

3) Have submitted an abstract (to be eligible for the abstract award)

Preference will be given to students who have submitted an abstract and to students who have not received awards previously



To apply, combine the following items into a single pdf with your first and last name in the file name (e.g., JaneSmith), and submit to

1) A picture of you doing your research for use in publicity.

2) A statement (< 1 page) from you explaining why you want to attend CERF and a copy of your submitted abstract.

3) Confirmation email of abstract submittal (pdf email as part of application package)

4) An email from your adviser confirming student status and funding need. This email can be from your advisor to you stating “My student, Jane Smith, will be presenting their research at CERF 2021 and is in need of financial support to cover registration and abstract fees”. 


Applications are due June 15, 2021. 

GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). We encourage you to join and support CERF! CERF members receive great benefits, influding access to an international job board and tools for early career scientists to become leaders in their fields. Regular GERS dues may also be paid at the same time as CERF dues. Join or renew your CERF membership today!

Other CERF Affiliates:

  • Southeast Estuarine Research Society (SERS)
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS)
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)
  • California Estuarine Research Society (CERS)
  • New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS)
  • Atlantic Canada Coastal Estuarine Research Society (ACCERS)

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at

Gulf Estuarine Research Society 

703 E. Beach Dr., 

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 USA

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