Grants-in-Aid

Chair

Members

  • R. M. Brigham
  • B. Butler
  • L. N. Carraway
  • C. J. Conroy
  • T. L. Derting
  • J. W. Dragoo
  • J. A. Esselstyn
  • K. E. Galbreath
  • S. Gehrt
  • J. R. Goheen
  • G. D. Hartman
  • V. Hayssen
  • C. Himes
  • D. M. Kaufman
  • J. L. Koprowski
  • H. C. Lanier
  • S. C. Loeb
  • R. A. Long
  • K. Lyons
  • K. Mabry
  • B. McMillan
  • M. Matocq
  • M. L. McKnight
  • E. C. Oaks
  • D. K. Odell
  • B. Pasche
  • M. Pinto
  • D. Post
  • A. W. Reed
  • D. M. Reeder
  • T. E. Roberts
  • R. K. Rose
  • K. C. Rowe
  • R. L. Schooley
  • P. T. Stapp
  • H. H. Thomas
  • P. M. Velazco

History and Mission

The Grants-in Aid Committee was formed in 1971 (Gill and Wozencraft, 1994) to enhance and support graduate research by identifying and funding research proposals pertaining to mammals. Additionally, this committee nominates the outstanding graduate students that best meet the conditions and criteria set forth for the American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship and the Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship.

2013 Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship Recipient

This year’s recipient of The Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship is Joseph R. Burger from the University of New Mexico. The Shadle Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student in recognition of current accomplishments in mammalogy and future potential. Albert R. Shadle was a prominent mammalogist active in the first half of the 20th century that focused on the biology of porcupines and beavers. Both Albert and his wife Alma had a strong commitment to the science of mammalogy. The fellowship is intended to allow the recipient greater freedom to pursue research and to recognize excellence in mammalogy.

The 2013 recipient of the Shadle Fellowship is author of 16 papers, either published or in press, in journals such as PLOS Biology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and the Journal of Mammalogy. His work has been featured in popular media outlets such as Scientific American, the IUCN and the British Ecological Society. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, Sigma Xi, and the American Society of Mammalogists  He has been a student member of the ASM since 2006, has presented his work at five ASM meetings, and serves on the Human Diversity Committee.

This year’s recipient submitted a research proposal entitled: Brain Size and Life History in Mammals: a Socioecological Perspective”. His work seeks to understand how natural selection balances tradeoffs in cognition, socioecological lifestyles, and life history. He is analyzing large datasets on brain size and breeding strategies to examine life history tradeoffs in wild mammals, and is using machine-learning techniques to investigate large scale associations of brain size and ecological traits in mammals.

2013 ASM Fellowship Recipient

This year’s recipient of the ASM Fellowship in Mammalogy is C. Miguel Pinto of the American Museum of Natural History. The ASM Fellowship is the highest award made to a graduate student member of the ASM. The fellowship is intended to recognize current accomplishments in mammalogy, service to the ASM, and the potential for a productive future role in mammalogy.

The recipient of the 2013 ASM Fellowship in Mammalogy is author of 15 papers, either published or in press, in journals such as the Journal of Parasitology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, and the Journal of Mammalogy. The recipient has been funded through an NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant, the Smithsonian Institution, and the American Museum of Natural History. The recipient has presented work at 39 scientific meetings, five of which have been ASM meetings. The recipient is a life member of the ASM, has served on the Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Nomenclature and International Relations committees.

This year’s recipient submitted a research proposal entitled “Evolution of Bat Trypanosome Associations and the Origins of Chagas Disease”, through which he will work to understand the evolutionary origins of these pathogens, and the evolution of genetic adaptations of bats to trypanosome infections. His results will elucidate key elements of bat and trypanosome biology that will lead to synthetic understanding of the evolutionary relationships of host-parasite relationships between trypanosomes and bats, which have major implications for human health.

 

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, and also will include a set of the available ASM Special Publications. 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 members of ASM enrolled at a college or university for the forthcoming academic year and engaged in research in mammalogy. See the grants page for current application, instructions, and submission dates.

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 $4,000-4,500. In addition, a set of ASM Special Publications and Mammalian Species will be presented to the Shadle Fellow. 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 and be engaged in research in any area of mammalogy. See the grants page for current application, instructions, and submission dates.

GRANTS-IN-AID OF RESEARCH

Awards are made available by the Board of Directors of the Society in amounts not to exceed $1500.00 (US) to graduate and upper-level undergraduate students who are members of the Society at the time of application. Awards primarily will be for support of field or laboratory work in any area of mammalogy, or for the purchase of supplies and small items of equipment related to such research. See the grants page for current application, instructions, and submission dates.

ALBERT R. AND ALMA SHADLE FELLOWSHIP

presented by the Buffalo Foundation to a student enrolled in a university/college in the United States to promote a professional career in mammalogy by allowing the recipient greater freedom to pursue research

1970-1979

  • 1972—James Joule, University of Houston;
  • 1972—William J. Bleier, Texas Tech University
  • 1973—Philip D. Gingerich, Yale University
  • 1974—Patricia W. Freeman, University of New Mexico
  • 1975—Thomas J. O’Shea, Northern Arizona University
  • 1976—John L. Hoogland, University of Michigan
  • 1977—Ira F. Greenbaum, Texas Tech University
  • 1978—Kenneth D. Rose, University of Michigan
  • 1979—Peter V. August, Boston University

1980-1989

  • 1980—Michael A. Bowers, University of Arizona
  • 1981—Gary G. Kwiecinski, Cornell University
  • 1982—W. Christopher Wozencraft, University of Kansas
  • 1983—Duke S. Rogers, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1984—Craig S. Hood, Texas Tech University
  • 1985—Robert M. Sullivan, University of New Mexico
  • 1986—Cynthia E. Rebar, Kansas State University
  • 1987—Kimberlyn Nelson, Harvard University
  • 1988—Ronald A. Van Den Bussche, Texas Tech University
  • 1989—Brett R. Riddle, University of New Mexico

1990-1999

  • 1990—Robert D. Bradley, Texas Tech University
  • 1991—Craig L. Frank, University of California, Irvine
  • 1992—Jennifer K. Frey, University of New Mexico
  • 1993—James W. Demastes, Louisiana State University
  • 1994—Douglas A. Kelt, University of New Mexico
  • 1995—Theresa A. Spradling, Louisiana State University
  • 1996—Dawn M. Kaufman, University of New Mexico
  • 1997—Link Olson, University of Chicago
  • 1998—Thomas Risch, Auburn University
  • 1999—Jay F. Storz, Boston University

2000-2009

  • 2000—Sara Kathleen Lyons, University of Chicago
  • 2001—Steven R. Hoofer, Oklahoma State University
  • 2002—Christine L. Hice, Texas Tech University
  • 2003—Antoinette J. Piaggio, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2004—Jacob R. Goheen, University of New Mexico
  • 2005—Sergio Solari, Texas Tech University
  • 2006—Ryan Norris, University of Vermont
  • 2007—Paul Velasco, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2008—Andrew Edelman, University of New Mexico
  • 2009—Brandi Coyner, Oklahoma State University

2010+

  • 2010—Bret Pasch, University of Florida
  • 2011—Justin Lack, Oklahoma State University
  • 2012—C. Miguel Pinto, American Museum of Natural History and City University of New York
  • 2013—Joseph R. Burger, University of New Mexico

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MAMMALOGISTS FELLOWSHIP

presented to a student in recognition of current accomplishments in mammalogy, service to ASM, and the potential for a productive, future role in professional mammalogy

2000-2009

  • 2001—Richard D. Stevens, Texas Tech University
  • 2002—Andrew McAdam, University of Alberta
  • 2003—Debra M. Shier, University of California, Davis
  • 2004—Kristofer M. Helgen, South Australia Museum, Adelaide
  • 2005—Jacob R. Goheen, University of New Mexico
  • 2006—Sergio Solari, Texas Tech University
  • 2007—Justin Boyles, Indiana State University
  • 2008—Jacob Esselstyn, University of Kansas
  • 2009—Jonathan Pauli, University of Wyoming

2010+

  • 2010—Peter Larsen, Texas Tech University
  • 2011—Bret Pasch, University of Florida
  • 2012—Ryan Long, Idaho State University
  • 2013—C. Miguel Pinto, American Museum of Natural History