About PSA
Background

A Brief History

The Phycological Society of America (PSA) was founded in 1946 to promote research and teaching in all fields of Phycology. The society publishes the Journal of Phycology and the Phycological Newsletter. Annual meetings are held, often jointly with other national or international societies of mutual member interest.

Phycological Society of America student awards include the Bold Award for best student paper at the annual meeting, the new Student Poster Award for the best student poster at the annual meeting. Other PSA honorary awards include the Provasoli Award for outstanding papers published in the Journal of Phycology, and the Prescott Award for the best Phycology book published within the previous two years.Phycological Society of America

Phycological Society of America student awards include the Bold Award for best student paper at the annual meeting, the new Student Poster Award for the best student poster at the annual meeting. Other PSA honorary awards include the Provasoli Award for outstanding papers published in the Journal of Phycology, and the Prescott Award for the best Phycology book published within the previous two years.

The society provides grants and fellowhships to graduate student members through Croasdale Fellowships for enrollment in phycology courses at biological stations, Hoshaw Travel Awards for travel to the annual society meeting, and Grants-In-Aid for supporting research.

To join the Phycological Society of America, vist our Membership Info page.

List of PSA Archive Items

The PSA archives contains various mementos and documents collected throughout the history of this algal society. Bruce Parker, Chair of the PSA Archives Committee, has compiled a list of items (pdf) stored within the PSA archives at Virginia Tech. The mailing address and phone number for the PSA archives is listed below:

Special Collections Library
University Libraries
Virginia Tech
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001 USA
Ph. 1-540-231-6170

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