Applications

Application Submission

Welcome to ASM's online submission site. You may submit applications for our research awards, honoraria, and fellowships through this site. Submission pages are active only during the period where applications are accepted. Each application requires a specific set of materials, so please look below for requirements:

Application Periods

Links to submit to a given program are available only during the following periods:

Jan 15 - Feb 15

  • Graduate Student Honoraria
  • Undergraduate Student Honoraria

Jan 15 - March 1

  • Grants-in-Aid of Research
  • Latin American Student Field Research Award
  • Patton Award
  • Cameron Award
  • Kaufman Award
  • Pearson Award

Jan 15 - April 15

  • African Graduate Student Research Fund Award

March 15 - May 1

  • ASM Fellowship in Mammalogy
  • Shadle Fellowship

Unless otherwise noted, submission deadlines are 11:59pm (EST) on the due date.

Graduate Student Honoraria

Graduate student members may apply for four honoraria: the Anna M. Jackson Award, the A. Brazier Howell Award, and the Elmer C. Birney Award, which are available to both master's and Ph.D. students, and the Annie M. Alexander Award, which is intended for master's students only. Applicants must be master's or Ph.D. students (or completed their degree during the previous Fall term) when they apply. Recipients will be awarded a stipend to offset costs associated with attending the Annual Meeting, where they will present their papers at the opening Plenary Session. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee. Applicants must submit a statement of their graduate research not exceeding 1000 words, with a maximum of 3 tables/figures. A seperate reference letter must be submitted. Applications are due 15 February. Please also e-mail the Committee Chair Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty to tell her that you have submitted an application.

Full detailed instructions are available here.

Undergraduate Student Honoraria

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program (and who have not graduated prior to the May immediately before the June Annual Meeting of ASM) may submit an application for a stipend to attend the Annual Meeting. Recipients will give either an oral or poster presentation during regular technical sessions at the meeting. This award is administered by the Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee. Applications are due 15 February. Please also e-mail the Committee Chair Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty to tell her that you have submitted an application.

Applicants should submit a 300-500 word summary of the research project with 1 figure (or 1 table), a curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from their research advisor. Authors must submit PDF files; no other formats will be accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically to www.mammalsociety.org/applications by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on 15 February. Please also email the committee chair (Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty eflaher@purdue.edu) when you apply. The advisor's letter must be submitted separately from the student's materials. Packets that do not meet the above requirements or are received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by 15 March.

Students receiving awards also must present an oral or poster presentation at the Annual Meeting. Applicants should also submit their abstract and pre-registration material to the local organizing committee before the regular abstract submission deadline for the meeting. For details about the next Annual Meeting, including abstract submission, see the ASM website here.

African Graduate Student Research Fund Award

The African Graduate Student Research Fund committee was formed in 2013 as an ad hoc committee and was promoted to a standing committee in 2016. Its mission is to support the next generation of African mammalogists by awarding individual grants of $1,500 and an online ASM membership to African nationals pursuing graduate degrees. 

Full detailed instructions are available here.

Donald W. and Glennis A. Kaufman Research Award

The Kaufman Award was established with a substantial gift by anonymous patrons with the goal of supporting field-based ecological research, conducted in the grasslands of the Great Plains states and/or Canada Prairie Provinces by graduate student (master's or Ph.D.) members of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM), focusing on native mammals with a preference given to research focused on rodents and/or shrews. A single $2,500 award is available annually to qualified students enrolled in a master's or PhD program. The nationality of the applicant is not considered in reviewing applications, and students do not need to be enrolled in graduate programs in the United States. 

Full detailed instructions are available here.

Grants-in-Aid of Research

Graduate and undergraduate students who are members at the time of application may apply for research funds. This award is administered by the Grants-in-Aid Committee. Applicants will be required to submit a 2-page research proposal, an itemized budget, and a brief summary of progress associated with any previous award. Additionally, one letter recommendation from your research advisor will need to be submitted separately. Applications are due 1 March.

Full detailed instructions are available here

Guy N. Cameron Rodent Research Award

The Cameron Award supports graduate and postdoctoral research on the ecology or behavior of rodents native to the New World (North, Central, South America), with an emphasis on (1) field research or (2) laboratory research that supports or augments field research. A single award of $5,000 is available annually to qualified students enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program in the United States, and a second $5,000 award is available to qualified postdoctoral researchers employed in the United States. The nationality of the applicant is not considered in reviewing applications. Applicants must be current ASM members and must maintain their membership for the duration of the award.

Full detailed instructions are available here.

James L. Patton Award

The James L. Patton Award was established in 2015 to promote and support museum-based research by graduate student members of ASM.  Each year, one $5000 award will be granted to facilitate the direct use of museum specimens, including travel costs to visit collections and associated analytical or equipment costs.  The award honors Jim’s commitment to research collections and their use in understanding the diversity and evolution of mammals, his passion for mentoring young mammalogists, and his long-standing service to the society. The James L. Patton Award is a competitive fellowship.  

Both master's and PhD level students are encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage proposals that include the direct inspection of museum collections, including both traditional and/or novel uses of specimens and their associated data. The project description should include mention of broader project objectives and the specific component for which collections use is being requested. Applicants should also describe how their research contributes to the development of natural history collections and their associated data (e.g., field collection, curation, and digitization).

Full detailed instructions are available here.

Latin American Student Field Research Award

The Latin American Student Field Research Award is made annually to support field research projects by Latin Americans in Latin America. Eligible students must be :

  • Citizens of Latin American countries (excluding Puerto Rico)
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Projects must be field-oriented investigations of natural history, conservation, ecology, systematics, wildlife biology, biogeography, or behavior of mammals. The selection committee, whose membership reflects these diverse fields and has field experience in Latin America, considers each of these areas of research equally important.

Full detailed instructions are available here.

Oliver P. Pearson Award

The Oliver P. Pearson award supports a young professional in Latin America within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, who currently hold an academic or curatorial position in Latin America. Oliver Pearson conducted field work in Latin America over many years, and was a strong supporter of mammalogists of all ages and professional stages. This award honors his commitment to the development of Latin American mammalogists.  The awardee receives $5,000 to help establish or consolidate their research programs, and up to $2,000 for travel to the mammal meetings the year following the award.

Full detailed instructions are available here.

American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship in Mammalogy

A single graduate fellowship in mammalogy is provided annually by the Board of Directors of ASM at the recommendation of the Grants-in-Aid Committee. The amount of the award varies each the academic year. The fellowship is intended to recognize current accomplishments in mammalogy, service to ASM, and the potential for a productive, future role in professional mammalogy. Applicants may be any graduate student member of ASM enrolled at a college or university for at least the fall semester of the forthcoming academic year and be engaged in research in mammalogy.  Look here to see materials necessary to apply for this fellowship.  Applications are due 1 May.

Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship in Mammalogy

A single graduate fellowship in mammalogy is provided annually by the Albert R. and Alma Shadle Endowment Fund. The award is made by the Buffalo Foundation at the recommendation of the Grants-in-Aid Committee of ASM. Generally, the award is approximately $4,000. The fellowship is intended to promote a professional career in mammalogy by allowing the recipient greater freedom to pursue research, but is not a grant in support of a specific research project. Applicants must be enrolled as graduate students in a college or university in the United States for the forthcoming academic year and be engaged in research in any area of mammalogy.  Look here to see materials necessary to apply for this fellowship.  Applications are due 1 May.

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