Each year the American Society of Mammalogists recognizes the research accomplishments of its graduate and undergraduate student members with several prestigious Honoraria Awards. ASM also offers Travel Awards to students and early career professionals to help with expenses related to attending the Annual Meeting. For further information about ASM Grants & Travel Awards, the application submission process, and due dates see the ASM website.
In 2021, ASM will award up to four graduate student honoraria ($2000 each) and up to two undergraduate honoraria ($1500 each). Graduate honoraria are awarded to both doctoral and master’s students. Applications will be accepted from 15 January to 15 February 2021, with awards announced in early March. Application materials should reflect the research that the student will present in their presentation at the Annual Meeting. Letters of recommendation must address whether the student is prepared to present their research in the Student Plenary Session and the student’s role in designing and conducting the research. For more information on ASM Student Honoraria and the application process, please see the ASM website.
Students and early career professionals (within 5 years of terminal degree) interested in applying for a travel award to attend the ASM 2021 virtual meeting will be able to do so by submitting an abstract for consideration to a submission portal using the following link. The application process allows students and early career members to apply for a travel award without first having to register for the meeting. This year the travel awards will provide a registration waiver to recipients.
Abstracts must be submitted to the Travel Award website by 11:59 p.m on 5 March 2021 to be considered for one of the travel awards, with review beginning on 6 March 2021, and no late submissions will be accepted. Abstracts submitted for consideration for a Travel Award must follow the formatting requirements for the conference found on the conference website with the exception to exclude names and affiliations on the Word doc you upload – we use a double-blind process for reviewing Travel Awards.
Please be aware that you will also need to submit your full abstract (with author names and affiliations) and register for the meetings as a separately process using the meeting website. Recipients of 2021 Travel Awards will be notified by 26 March 2021. For more information about ASM Travel Awards and the application process, please see the ASM website.