Grants and Awards
Several types of grants and awards are available to ISA and AAS members to support their attendance at the 2016 International Congress of Arachnology co-hosted by the AAS. Included in the list below are travel grants and research grants that will be available to arachnologists.
AAS Student Travel Grants
Student Travel Grants provide support for high school, undergraduate or graduate student members of the AAS with limited or no funding support, who are presenting authors on a poster or oral presentation at the upcoming AAS meeting. Typical Award $250 to $800. Submission Deadline: March 3rd Chair, Dr. J. Andrew Roberts..
Non-Student Travel Grants
Schlinger Foundation is generously providing support for non-student and emeritus researchers from countries or institutions providing little or no support for professional travel or professional development. Applicants must demonstrate need. Applicants must plan to present an oral or poster presentation on their arachnological research at the next AAS meeting. Successful applicants will receive up to $800 US support. Submission Deadline: March 3. Chair, Dr. Karen Cangialosi.
Non-student Research Grants
The Herb Levi Memorial Fund for Arachnological Research was established by the AAS in 2015 to support non-student AAS members (including post-docs) who receive little to no institutional support for their research programs. The HLMFAR grant is primarily meant to provide seed money to fund fieldwork and to gather preliminary data for future grant proposals. Typical Award: $500 to $2000. Submission Deadline: February 15 each year. Chair, Dr. Petra Sierwald.
Student Research Grants
The Arachnological Research Fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate student AAS members whose work relates to any aspect of the behavior, ecology, physiology, or evolution of any of the arachnid groups. Awards may be used for field work, laboratory work, museum research (including non-conference travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or preparation of figures and drawings for publication. Typical Award: $250 to $1000. Submission Deadline: February 15th each year. Chair, Dr. J. Andrew Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research supports undergraduate or graduate student AAS members whose work focuses on the taxonomy or systematics of any arachnid group. Awards may be used for field work, museum research (including non-conference travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or for preparation of figures and drawings for publication. Typical Award: $250 to $1000. Submission Deadline: February 15th each year. Chair, Dr. J. Andrew Roberts - email@example.com
Student Paper Presentation Awards
The Student Paper Presentation Awards recognize outstanding work from students presenting oral papers and posters at the annual AAS Meeting. Students wishing to participate must be a member of either AAS or ISA. Students should refer to the Student Paper Guide.The qualification form must be submitted by Abstract deadline for the upcoming meeting.
Annual Meeting Grant
The Executive Committee of the American Arachnological Society has approved a proposal to offer up to $2,000 grants to AAS members who agree to host the AAS annual meeting. Please click here for more information.