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AAS Research Grants

 

 

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 15th each year. Chair, Dr. Petra Sierwald.

 

 

Student Research Grants

Arachnological Research Fund

Description: 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 travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or preparation of figures and drawings for publication. Monies from the fund are not meant to augment or replace salary.

 

 

Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research

Description: 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 travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or for preparation of figures and drawings for publication.

 

Eligibility

Requirements for Arachnological Research Fund and for Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research: Research grants are awarded only to members of the AAS. If you are from a developing nation, sponsored memberships are available and must be obtained to be eligible for a grant. The AAS is unable to provide support for researchers or students who are from U.S. embargoed countries, but it can provide sponsored memberships. Learn about Membership here.

 

Application

To be considered for an award from either fund, please submit, in English, the cover sheet, optional cover letter, and your project description as an electronic file (e.g., MSWord). An editable file is preferred to a pdf file, so reviewers can easily type comments in the document.

COVER SHEET
pdf version
word version

The PROPOSAL should be in English, in an 11 point or larger font, double-spaced. Text of the proposal should be no longer than 5 pages (not including references or figures). The proposal should include the following parts:

1. TITLE and your name

2. INTRODUCTION presenting background information, justification for the proposed study, and if appropriate, the hypothesis to be tested.

3. METHODS presenting the methods, materials, and analyses to be used.

4. LITERATURE CITED

5. BUDGET showing (in detail) how award money would be used in the proposed research.  If you choose to show the entire cost of the project, be sure to indicate how the grant money would be used. 

Submission: Proposals should be submitted as email attachments to -

Dr. J. Andrew Roberts - arachnologicalresearchfund@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page last updated September 26, 2015