Grants-in-Aid

Chair

Members

  • A. Ahlers
  • J.R. Burger
  • B. Buttler
  • C. J. Conroy
  • T. L. Derting
  • J. A. Esselstyn
  • T. Giarla
  • J. R. Goheen
  • G. D. Hartman
  • V. Hayssen
  • C. Himes
  • A.G. Hope
  • D. M. Kaufman
  • J. L. Koprowski
  • H. C. Lanier
  • P. Larsen
  • S. C. Loeb
  • S.K. Lyons
  • B. McMillan
  • M.J. Merrick
  • D. K. Odell
  • N. Ordonez-Garza
  • B. S. Pasche
  • A. W. Reed
  • D. M. Reeder
  • 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.

2016 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. This year the award is $4,678. The 2016 recipient of the Albert R. and Alma Shadle award is Angela Hornsby from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ms. Hornsby has published papers in Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, and Journal of Biogeography, and has presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists on 6 occasions. Ms. Hornsby has received numerous fellowships, including a 4-year NSF EPSCoR Nevada Climate Change Program fellowship, and research grants totaling approximately $17,000. She has also been very active in service and outreach, including as a manuscript reviewer for several journals, as a volunteer at UNR’s Museum of Natural History, in teaching high school students about genetics, and as the founder and coordinator of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Science Day at UNR.

Ms. Hornsby’s research focuses on how mammals (particularly Neotoma) react and adapt to changing environments, and utilizes field collections, museum specimens, and ancient DNA.

2016 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.  This year the award is $7,500.  The recipient of the 2016 American Society of Mammalogists Award is Bryan McLean from the University of New Mexico.

Mr. McLean is the author of 6 publications in journals including Journal of Mammalogy, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, and Oecologia. He has presented at numerous scientific conferences, including 6 presentations at meetings of the American Society of Mammalogists. Mr. McLean is also a recent recipient of the Peter Buck Fellowship from the Smithsonian, and the Horner Award for the highest-ranked ASM Grant-in-Aid of Research proposal. Mr. McLean has served on the ASM Systematic Collections Committee for 4 years.

Mr. McLean’s research focuses on the evolutionary diversification of ground squirrels, and uses approaches from molecular biology, genomics, paleontology, and morphometrics.

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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 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
  • 2014—Nicté Ordóñez-Garza, Texas Tech University
  • 2015—Silvia PavanCity University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History
  • 2016—Angela HornsbyUniversity of Nevada, Reno

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
  • 2014—Melissa Merrick, University of Arizona
  • 2015—Kayce BellUniversity of New Mexico
  • 2016—Bryan McLeanUniversity of New Mexico