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Grants & Awards

The 2019 submission deadline has passed. Awardees for the 2019-2020 Student Reasearch and Developing Nations will be announced by mid-March.

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Call for ABS Fellows Nominations

Active Fellows and Executive Committee members are encouraged to submit nominations for Fellows. The call for nominations will begin in February.

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ABS 2020

ABS 2020: More information available soon! July 30-August 3.

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  • 2020-3-24

    ABS 2020 IS CANCELLED: Given the increasing magnitude of the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to cancel the ABS 2020 in-person meeting scheduled for July 30-August 3rd, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-2-26

    ABS 2020 Weaving the Future of Animal Behavior Workshop: Early-career Animal Behavior Professionals are encouraged to particiapte. Application Deadline: March 13, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-2-20

    ABS 2020 registration and online abstract submission system is now available! Abstract Submission Deadline is March 20, 2020. More Info
  • 2020-1-15

    ABS 2020 online abstract submission system will be available to active ABS members in February. More Info
  • 2019-11-15

    Consider applying for the ABS Student Research and Developing Nations Grant! Deadline to apply is December 17, 2019. More Info
  • 2019-10-1

    Consider applying for an ABS Outreach Grant! One-page proposals are due December 1, 2019. Each grant provides $1,000 to support an outreach program by ABS members. More Info
  • 2019-8-1

    Thank you to everyone who participated in making Behaviour 2019 a great success! We look forward to ABS 2020 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in July!

Featured Article in Animal Behaviour

Repeatable behavioural and immune defence strategies against infection are not traded off

Katharina C. Schreier, Jennifer L. Grindstaff

Animal Behaviour, Volume 162, April 2020, Pages 11–22