Applications

Grant Submission

Welcome to ASM's online grant submission site. You may submit applications for consideration for five awards through this site:

Graduate Student Honoraria - Graduate student members may submit a 1000 word paper on their current research for consideration for one of three honoraria, the Anna M. Jackson Award, the A. Brazier Howell Award, or the Elmer C. Birney Award. No distinction is made among these three honoraria. Applicants must be Masters or doctoral students (or completed their degree during the previous Fall term) when they apply. Applicants should note that the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee is composed of members from across different subdisciplines of mammalogy, and therefore are urged to write for a broad, scientifically literate audience and to avoid excessive jargon or technical terms. Collaborative work with multiple authors may be submitted, so long as the applicant has played the primary role in designing and conducting the research (the reference letter [see detailed instructions] should address this issue). We seek to recognize students who have been primarily responsible for the design and/or conduct of the submitted research project (normally the student's thesis or dissertation research). Any reference letter that does not clearly address the student's role in the research project and his/her ability to present the work successfully at the Annual Meeting (see detailed instructions) will result in disqualification of the applicant.  Recipients will be awarded a stipend to attend the annual meeting, where they will present their papers at a plenary session. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee. Applications are due 15 February. Please e-mail Dr. Virginia Hayssen to tell her that you have submitted an application.

Undergraduate Student Honoraria - Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (and who have not graduated prior to the May immediately before the June annual meeting of the society) may submit an application for a stipend to attend the meetings. Recipients will give either an oral or poster presentation during regular paper sessions. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee.  Applications are due 15 February. Please e-mail Dr. Virginia Hayssen to tell her that you have submitted an application.

Grants-in-Aid of Research - Graduate and undergraduate students who are members at the time of application may apply for research funds. This award is administered by the Grants-in-Aid Committee.  Look here to see materials necessary to apply for this award.  Applications are due 1 March.

American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship in Mammalogy - A single graduate fellowship in mammalogy is provided annually by the Board of Directors of ASM at the recommendation of the Grants-in-Aid Committee. The amount of the award for the academic year 2010-2011 has been set at $10,000. The fellowship is intended to recognize current accomplishments in mammalogy, service to ASM, and the potential for a productive, future role in professional mammalogy. Applicants may be any graduate student member of ASM enrolled at a college or university for at least the fall semester of the forthcoming academic year and be engaged in research in mammalogy.  Look here to see materials necessary to apply for this fellowship.  Applications are due 1 May.

Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship in Mammalogy - A single graduate fellowship in mammalogy is provided annually by the Albert R. and Alma Shadle Endowment Fund. The award is made by the Buffalo Foundation at the recommendation of the Grants-in-Aid Committee of ASM. Generally, the award is approximately $4,000. The fellowship is intended to promote a professional career in mammalogy by allowing the recipient greater freedom to pursue research, but is not a grant in support of a specific research project. Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students in a college or university in the United States for the forthcoming academic year and be engaged in research in any area of mammalogy.  Look here to see materials necessary to apply for this fellowship.  Applications are due 1 May.

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