Grants

Online submission will be open and accessible from this page during the relevant open period (see below).

ASM Grants & Awards

The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) seeks to promote high quality research by its student members and has developed a number of mechanisms by which young scientists can establish and further develop their careers in mammalogy. The Grants-in-Aid of Research, Latin American Student Field Research Awards, African Graduate Student Research Fund Awards, and the James L. Patton Award programs provide students (usually graduate students) with funding to conduct research in mammalogy at any stage of their research projects; students may be eligible for more than one grant in successive years. The Latin American Student Field Research Award and African Graduate Student Research Fund Awards explicitly recognize the historical, contemporary, and growing importance of field research in Latin America and Africa to ASM and the Society’s commitment to promoting field work by promising students from these regions.

To acknowledge the highest-caliber completed research projects its student members (supported by Grants-In-Aid or any other funding sources), the ASM offers Graduate and Undergraduate Student Honoraria Awards. In addition to receiving funds to support travel to the Annual Meeting, Graduate Honoraria awardees have the distinct honor of presenting their research as part of the opening Plenary Session of the Annual Meeting, along with recipients of other ASM awards. Finally, the Albert R. and Alma Shadle Award and the ASM Fellowship are designed to recognize contributions to the field of mammalogy, service to the society, and the potential to develop a productive career in mammalogy. Both students and early-career professionals are eligible to apply for nominal Travel Awards from ASM to help offset costs associated with participating in the Annual Meeting. 

Thus, by providing funding for student research (Grants-In-Aid of Research, Latin American Student Field Research Awards, African Graduate Student Research Fund Awards, and James L. Patton Award), recognizing the highest quality completed student projects (Grduate and Undergraduate Honoraria), honoring individuals who have made substantial contributions to mammalogy through their research and service (Shadle and ASM Fellowships), and by helping defray meeting travel costs of both sutdent and early-career members (Travel Awards), the American Society of Mammalogists assists students throughout the early development of their careers. Submissions to these programs can be accomplished through http://www.mammalsociety.org/applications/.

Information and applications for ASM's various grants and awards may be found on the following committee pages:

For the following grants and fellowships, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications online. Online submission will be open and accessible from this page on the dates listed below:

Graduate Student Honoraria - Jan 15 - Feb 15
Undergraduate Student Honoraria - Jan 15 - Feb 15
Grants-in-Aid of Research - Feb 1 - March 1
ASM Fellowship in Mammalogy - March 15 - May 1
Shadle Fellowship - March 15 - May 1