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Animal Behavior Society
Animal Behavior Society

Working towards a better understanding of animal behavior

Grants & Awards



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.

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:

  • your submitted abstract, including the title and indicate whether talk or poster
  • your curriculum vita (CV)
  • justification for request for support, including information about whether support for attendance is covered by other sources
  • indicate whether you have attended or presented at a previous ABS meeting and, if so, please describe.

Applicants will be able to apply via the abstract submission system after they register for the conference.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019. Abstract submission system will open January 2019.

Questions about the Graduate Student Travel Grant can be directed to 2nd MAL, Chris Templeton: mematlarge2@animalbehaviorsociety.org.