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Funding to Help Students Attend the NASBR Meeting

Southeastern Bat Diversity Network Student Travel Award

This award of up to US$500 is intended to help send a student to the NASBR meeting. The student must be an undergraduate or graduate student conducting research involving bats. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in a university or college within the Southeastern United States, particularly those doing research in the Southeastern US. The award is announced in the spring of each year with a deadline for applications generally falling during the summer.  See the SBND website for more information.

The Bernardo Villa Award

This award sends a Latin American student to NASBR, providing travel, lodging, banquet, and registration costs. To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students in a Mexican university, or must have graduated during the past year (i.e. since the end of the most recent NASBR meeting) from a Mexican university.

Any Latin American student enrolled in any Mexican University is eligible for the Bernardo Villa Award. The student can be conducting research anywhere in Latin America and the Caribbean, however those students with research emphases and applications in Mexico will be given priority. Email the Villa Committee Chair for details and application procedure.

Awards Available to Fund Student Research

Kate Barlow Award

The Kate Barlow Award aims to encourage postgraduate students to conduct a substantive bat research project. The Award is open to students anywhere in the world conducting Master's or Ph.D. research with a direct relevance for bat conservation. One award of up to £4,500 will be made, towards the costs of a bat research project of no less than 4 months duration. In addition BCT will pay for the award winner to attend either the BCT National Bat Conference or another relevant bat research and conservation conference.

Holohil Grant Program

The Holohil grant program supports research projects that have of high value for their species, a sound research design, and a positive conservation intention. We are proud to offer Holohil transmitters at a reduced (or no) cost to projects deserving of support.

Wildlife Acoustics Scientific Product Grant

The Wildlife Acoustics grant program supports bioacoustics research efforts from chiropteran, avian, terrestrial, amphibious and marine wildlife, to everything else in between.

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research

The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research encourages close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for vision related research.

Western Bat Working Group: Bob Berry Fund

This scholarship provides various technology to assist in research (transmitters, detectors, etc.).

Western Bat Working Group: Dixie Pierson Memorial Fund

This scholarship consists of two $500 awards every other year. The goal of these awards is to defray travel costs and provide the opportunity for biologists to present their papers at the WBWG meeting.

The Bat Conservation International Scholarship

This scholarship of up to US$5,000 funds research aimed at bat conservation.

Lubee Bat Conservancy Small Grants 

Typically for Pteropodid conservation work

American Society of Mammalogists Grants in Aid of Research

AMNH Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants

The Animal Behavior Society Research Grants

The Society of Systematic Biology

EPA Star and GRO Fellowships

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research

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