Grants-in-Aid

Chair

Members

  • A. Ahlers
  • B. Buttler
  • C. J. Conroy
  • T. L. Derting
  • J. A. Esselstyn
  • S. Gehrt
  • T. Giarla
  • J. R. Goheen
  • G. D. Hartman
  • V. Hayssen
  • A.G. Hope
  • D. M. Kaufman
  • J. L. Koprowski
  • H. C. Lanier
  • P. Larsen
  • S. C. Loeb
  • M.J. Merrick
  • D. K. Odell
  • N. Ordonez-Garza
  • B. S. Pasche
  • A. W. Reed
  • T. E. Roberts
  • K. C. Rowe
  • J. Ryan
  • R. L. Schooley
  • 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.

2018 Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship Recipient

The Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student in recognition of current accomplishments and future potential in Mammalogy. The 2018 recipient of the Albert R. and Alma Shadle award is Jocelyn Colella of University of New Mexico.

Ms. Colella has received grants from the Joseph Gaudin Fellowship in Mammalogy and the Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology at the University of New Mexico and the American Society of Mammalogists, in addition to substantial state and federal agency support of her work. Ms. Colella has published in journals such as Nature Communications Biology, Journal of Mammalogy, Canadian Journal of Zoology, and Arctic Science. She is an active member of ASM, serving as the student board member and an active member on the Biodiversity Committee. Ms. Colella presented at ASM conferences 4 times since 2013.

Ms. Colella's dissertation research focuses on understanding how dynamic episodes of climate change in the Late Quaternary have led to recurrent bouts of admixture that impacts the evolution of high-latitude meso-carnivores; specifically, marten (Martes americana and Martes caurina) and ermine (Mustela erminea). By synthesizing genomics and morphometrics, she strives to increase our understanding of the role of hybridization in mammals, and also to provide new information and tools to managers for use in conservation. Ms. Colella plans to use funds from the Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship to complete genomic sequencing for Martes.

 

2018 ASM Fellowship Recipient

The ASM Fellowship is the highest award made to a graduate student member of our Society. The award is intended to recognize current outstanding accomplishments in Mammalogy, service to ASM, as well as the potential for a productive, future role in professional Mammalogy.The recipient of the 2018 American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship is Brooks Kohli from University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Kohli was a NOAA Hollings Scholar, was the recipient of the ASM Annie M. Alexander Award, and has received numerous other grants, scholarships, and awards.  He has published work from his dissertation, master’s thesis, and undergraduate research in journals such as Ecography, Journal of Biogeography, and Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, and has presented at national and international meetings.  He has also held several positions with wildlife management agencies and was a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.  Mr. Kohli has been an active member of ASM since 2010, serving on the Biodiversity Committee and Informatics Committee, and presenting at the annual meeting multiple years.

Mr. Kohli’s dissertation integrates field work, museum records, and ecomorphology to investigate community assembly, diversity gradients, and change in small mammal communities over the last century in the Great Basin. He applies a multi-dimensional perspective of diversity (functional, phylogenetic, taxonomic dimensions) to uncover drivers of community structure and dynamics. He plans to use ASM Fellowship funding as support during the final year of his dissertation and to attend meetings where he can share his work with regional stakeholders in the Great Basin.

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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 for the forthcoming academic year 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+

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+