Vol. 60, No. 4 | November 2015
 

Research Grants & Travel Awards


SEVERAL AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP OFFSET TRAVEL COSTS TO THE ABS 2016 CONFERENCE IN ADDITION TO THE GRANTS LISTED BELOW.


ANIMAL BEHAVIOR SOCIETY 2016 STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT AND DEVELOPING NATIONS RESEARCH GRANT

The Animal Behavior Society offers the following grants to support graduate student research:

  • ABS Student Research Grants
  • George W. Barlow Award
  • E.O. Wilson Conservation Award
  • Amy R. Samuels Cetacean Behavior and Conservation Grant
  • David S. Tuber Award
  • Developing Nations Research Grant (for students and other researchers)

Research grants range from $500 to $2000 USD, depending on the category of the grant and evaluations. Individuals may receive only one ABS research grant during their lifetime. Receipt of an ABS research grant does not preclude receipt of a Developing Nations Grant in a subsequent year, and receipt of a Developing Nations Grant one year does not preclude the receipt of an ABS research grant in a subsequent year.

The deadline for Student Grant submission is 11:59PM CST on November 30, 2015. Submissions will not be accepted after the closing date. Applicants for student grants must be enrolled in a graduate program and must be active members of the Animal Behavior Society.

Application instructions and more information about the Student Research Grants are available on the grant application website here: http://www.animalbehaviorsociety.org/web/awards-student-grants.php

If you have any questions about your membership or the submission process, contact the ABS Central Office (info@animalbehaviorsociety.org).

 


 

ABS STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

ABS Student Research Grants for graduate student research are awarded at a level of $500 to $2000 USD each, depending on referee evaluations.

 

E. O. WILSON CONSERVATION AWARD

The Edward O. Wilson Conservation Award seeks to encourage graduate students of animal behavior to participate in meaningful conservation-related research. This single grant of up to $2000 USD supports a proposal considered meritorious for its integration of behavior and conservation. The award is named for Dr. E. O. Wilson, professor at Harvard University, one of the world's preeminent scientists and pioneers in biodiversity conservation. Dr. Wilson received the ABS Distinguished Animal Behaviorist Award in 2002.

 

GEORGE W. BARLOW AWARD

The George W. Barlow Award's purpose is to encourage excellence in graduate student research in the field of animal behavior. This grant will be given annually to one top-ranked proposal in the Student Research Grant cycle in accordance with the most recent ABS Student Research Grant competition rules.

 

AMY R. SAMUELS CETACEAN BEHAVIOR & CONSERVATION AWARD

The purpose of the Amy R. Samuels Cetacean Behavior & Conservation Award is to provide financial support for graduate students studying cetacean behavior and/or cetacean conservation in natural environments. The goal of this grant is to encourage original and significant research that focuses on endangered populations or species, or on critically important problems in cetacean behavioral biology. A grant of up to $2000 USD will be made to a successful applicant. The grant must be used for field research; it cannot be used for laboratory research. This grant will be awarded only if there are proposals deemed worthy by the committee in any given year. Thus, there may be years in which no award is made. Eligible applicants must: (1) be enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral Program in a University accredited by a regional college association, (2) be members in good standing of one of the following professional societies: Animal Behavior Society or Association of the Study of Animal Behaviour. ASAB members planning to apply for this grant must contact the Central Office (info@animalbehaviorsociety.org) prior to the submission deadline (specified above) to be able to submit an application through the ABS web site.

 

DAVID S. TUBER AWARD

The David S. Tuber award was created to promote excellence in research into Applied Animal Behavior.

Named in honor of David S. Tuber (1942-1995) this award was created by Victoria L. Voith & Peter L. Borchelt, editors of the book "Readings in Companion Animal Behaviour" for his seminal contribution to the field of clinical animal behavior. David S. Tuber was one of the first behaviorist to apply the principles of animal behavior to the behavioral problems of companion animals.

 

DEVELOPING NATIONS RESEARCH GRANT

Funds for the annual Developing Nations Research Grant Competition are intended to provide financial support for scientific studies of animal behavior conducted by current Animal Behavior Society student members, as well as more established researchers, who are residents of a developing nation and are conducting research at an institution in a developing nation. Please note that developing nation student members of ABS are also eligible to apply for the annual Student Research Grants Competition, and are eligible to receive both a Developing Nations Research grant and a Student Research Grant, but not in the same year.

ABS uses the World Bank’s classification of nations by income (excluding all “high-income” and OECD member economies) to identify Developing Nations. Please refer to the following website to check that your nation qualifies: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups. Grants are awarded for research to be conducted within a 1-year period from the date of receipt of this grant.

 


ABS 2016 TRAVEL RELATED GRANTS AND AWARDS


 

LATIN AMERICAN TRAVEL AWARD

The Latin American Travel Awards are intended to encourage greater participation of Latin American researchers in ABS meetings, by helping to defray the costs of international travel, housing and/or meals at meetings. The deadline for applications is the last day of abstract submissions, March 31, 2016.

Given the eligibility criteria below, priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are attending an ABS meeting for the first time and who have not received a Latin American Travel Award in previous years. Award values vary according to funds available. Candidates are prioritized according to the quality of their abstracts and CVs.

Eligibility: Latin American Travel Awards are restricted to Latin American graduate students enrolled in programs in Latin American institutions, who will be presenting a talk/poster at the annual ABS meeting.

    Applications consist of:

    1. Your submitted abstract, including the title
    2. Your curriculum vita (CV)
    3. A brief statement about your previous attendance at ABS meeting and previous Latin American Travel Award(s)
       
      Checks in US dollars for the amount of the award will be mailed directly to recipients following announcement of the results. Applicants are responsible for currency exchange and any bank fees.

    Applicants will be able to apply for the Latin American Travel Award through the online abstract submission system.


     

    NEW! GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT

    The Graduate Student Travel Grant award is intended to provide financial support for graduate students to attend and present at the annual Animal Behavior Society meeting by helping to defray the costs of travel, housing and/or meals at the meetings.

    The deadline for applications is the last day of abstract submissions, March 31, 2016.

    Priority will be given to Ph.D. students who are attending an ABS meeting for the first time. Award values vary according to funds available. Candidates are prioritized according to the quality of their abstracts and CVs.

    Eligibility: Graduate Student Travel Awards are restricted to graduate students who will be presenting a talk/poster at the annual ABS meeting and who are active members of ABS. Receiving this award does not preclude students from applying for additional funding from ABS.

    Applications consist of:

    1. Your submitted abstract, including the title
    2. Your curriculum vita (CV)
    3. Justification for request for support, including information about whether support for attendance is covered by other sources
    4. A brief statement about your previous attendance at ABS meetings

    Applicants will be able to apply for the Graduate Student Travel Grant through the online abstract submission system.


     

    NEW! CAREGIVER TRAVEL GRANT

    The Caregiver Travel Grant award is intended to provide financial caregiving support for active ABS members to attend and present at the annual ABS meeting. Funds may be used to aid in caregiving costs that will enable ABS members to attend the annual meeting (e.g., airfare for caregiver, childcare or dependent care costs).

    The deadline for applications is the last day of abstract submissions, March 31, 2016.

    Award values vary according to funds available. Candidates are prioritized according to their need, abstract and CVs. Preference will be given to applicants who are presenting their work.

    Eligibility: Caregiver Travel Grant Awards are for ABS members who will be attending the annual ABS meeting. Receiving this award does not preclude ABS members from applying for additional funding from ABS.

    Applications consist of:

    1. Your submitted abstract, including the title
    2. Your curriculum vita (CV)
    3. Justification for request for support (one paragraph)
    4. A brief statement about your previous attendance at ABS meetings

    Applicants will be able to apply for the Caregiver Travel Grant through the online abstract submission system.

     

     

 
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