Travel Awards

The American Society of Mammalogists seeks to promote high quality research by its student members and provides a number of awards, honoraria, and fellowships by which young scientists can establish and further develop their careers in mammalogy. For further information about ASM Grants & Travel Awards, the application submission process, and due dates see the ASM website.


The Anna M. Jackson, A. Brazier Howell, Elmer C. Birney, and Annie M. Alexander awards are designed to recognize outstanding research projects completed by the Society’s graduate student members and are among the Society’s highest student honors. Award recipients will present their research to the Society at the Plenary Session of the Annual Meeting. For more information on ASM Graduate Student Honoraria see the ASM website.


Undergraduate Student Research Awards provide support for up to two undergraduate students to attend the meetings where they will give either an oral or poster presentation. For more information on ASM Undergraduate Student Honoraria see the ASM website.


To acknowledge the importance of students and early career professionals, the ASM is pleased to offer Travel Awards to attend the 2019 meeting in Washington, DC! This year travel awards for student presenters are $500 each, and travel awards for early career professional are $750. Awards are used to defray the cost of attending the annual meeting and are available to both students and early career (within 5 years after terminal degree) professionals. Early career travel awards are for oral presentations only. Travel awards for students can be given for either oral or poster presentations. Recipients must be a member of the ASM and should be the first author and the presenting author on the paper or poster at the annual meeting. The Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee will base the selection of recipients on the quality and content of the submitted abstracts. For more information about ASM Travel Awards see the ASM website.

Please note that the application process has changed this year to allow students to apply for a travel award without first having to register for the meeting. Presenters wishing to submit an abstract for consideration must use the online submission portal found here. Abstracts must be submitted to the Travel Award website by 11:59PM on 8 March 2019 to be considered for one of the travel awards. Abstracts submitted for consideration for a Travel Award must follow the formatting requirements for the conference found on the conference website. Please be aware that you still will need to register and submit your abstract to be considered for the meeting program, but this is a separate process from the travel award evaluations. The deadline to be considered for the 2019 ASM meeting program is 31 March 2019 at 11:59 pm (Central Daylight Time).