Applications

Grant Submission

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

Submissions for Shadle and ASM Fellowships

Applications for the ASM and Shadle Fellowships are being accepted through May 1, 2016.

There have been some complications with the online submission system, so the GIAR Committee is asking students and letter writers to please submit your documents directly to Dr. Karen Mabry via email at kmabry@nmsu.edu.

A single application packet may be used to apply for both fellowships; please indicate which fellowship(s) you are applying for (ASM, Shadle, or both) in your email to me. Please remember that only students who are enrolled in a graduate program in the United States are eligible for the Shadle. A student applying for the Shadle may be a citizen of any country, as long as their graduate institution is in the US. The ASM Fellowship has no residency or citizenship restrictions.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Mabry with questions.

Application instructions for both fellowships follow:

  • Curriculum vita - 3-5 pages in length, but must include the following sections; peer-reviewed publications; other publications; presentations to professional meetings; research grants; memberships in professional societies; honors and awards; professional service
  • Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to kmabry@nmsu.edu. One letter must be from your research advisor. Please make sure your advisor and other providers of letters of recommendation include your name in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • Names and contact information for 3 people who you have asked to provide letters in support of your applications (one of these must be your present research advisor) plus name and contact information for your department head or chairperson.
  • Summary of professional experience in mammalogy, research interests, and career goals. Limited to 1 page.
  • Abstract for thesis or dissertation research. Limited to 150 words.
  • Brief statement describing how you would use any support from ASM. Limited to 1 page.
  • Description of thesis or dissertation research project organized under the following headings: Title, Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Present Status of the Research (including preliminary results), Significance, and Literature Cited. Limited to 5 pages, double spaced, however, Literature Citations may be included on additional pages.

 

Application Periods

Links to submit to a given program are available only during the following periods:

Graduate Student Honoraria - Jan 15 - Feb 15
Undergraduate Student Research Award - Jan 15 - Feb 15
Grants-in-Aid of Research - Jan 15 - March 1 (Follow Grants-in-Aid link)
Latin American Student Field Research Award - Jan 15 - March 1 (Follow Grants-in-Aid link)
Patton Award - Jan 15 - March 1 (Follow Grants-in-Aid link)
ASM Fellowship in Mammalogy - March 15 - May 1
Shadle Fellowship - March 15 - May 1

Graduate Student Honoraria

Graduate student members may apply for four honoraria: the Anna M. Jackson Award, the A. Brazier Howell Award, and the Elmer C. Birney Award, which are available to both Masters and Ph.D. students, and the Annie M. Alexander Award, which is intended for Masters students only.  Applicants must be Masters or doctoral students (or completed their degree during the previous Fall term) when they apply. Recipients will be awarded a stipend to offset costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting, where they will present their papers at the opening Plenary Session. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee. Detailed instructions are available here. Applications are due 15 February. Please also e-mail the Committee Chair Dr. Paul Stapp to tell him 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 ASM) may submit an application for a stipend to attend the Annual Meeting. Recipients will give either an oral or poster presentation during regular technical sessions at the meeting. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee.  Applications are due 15 February. Please also e-mail the Committee Chair Dr. Paul Stapp to tell him 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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