Paul C. Silva Student Grants for Travel or Research

Paul C. SilvaThe IPS will award up to eight IPS Student Grants of US$500 for travel or research annually to honour Dr Paul C. Silva (left) of the University and Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley, and Chair of the International Organizing Committee that established the International Phycological Society (Van den Hoek 1985) in 1960.

Paul Claude Silva (31 October 1922-12 June 2014) was an outstanding and inspirational phycologist who spent most of his working life at the University and Jepson Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley.

These awards are for:

  • Travel to meetings including workshops in which the student is presenting work on algae, whether the meeting is phycological or more general (e.g. evolution or ecology).
  • Research projects on algae, which must be student-led with support from the supervisor.


Application forms and documentation