TRAVEL GRANTS

Image Credit: Steve Hillebrand

Image Credit: Steve Hillebrand

The Wildlife Society, along with many TWS Chapters, Sections, and Working Groups, offer travel grants (mostly to students, but some are available to professionals) to attend the TWS Annual Conference and other TWS-related meetings. The following list details those currently offering travel grants.

Travel grants of up to $1,000:

  • Maine Chapter: Financial support (up to $500 for individuals and up to $1,000 for groups) is available for student travel and professional development from the Chapter’s Student Support Fund. Applications are due February 1 of each year. More info is available here.
  • Pennsylvania Chapter: One professional development grant of up to $1,000 is offered each year to a non-student member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of TWS. The deadline is February 15 of each year. More info is available here.

Travel grants of up to $750:

  • International Wildlife Management Working Group: Up to two international ($750) and one domestic ($500) travel grant is available to support individuals attending The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. Applications are due by July 15. More info is available here.
  • Biometrics Working Group: Student travel grants ($700 each) will be offered to student members of TWS presenting papers or posters at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. Applications are due by July 15. More info is available here.
  • North Carolina Chapter: One travel grant of up to $550 is available to a member of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society to help offset the cost of attending The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. Applications are due by June 15 of each year. Please contact the Chapter’s Grants and Finance Committee Chair, Jamie Sasser, at jsasser@ncparks.gov, with any questions.

Travel grants of up to $500:

  • The Wildlife Society: Students whose research has been accepted for the Annual Conference may apply for travel grants of up to $500. The application site will be open May 21 – June 15, 2018. More information is available here.
  • Minnesota Chapter: Professional development grants of up to $250 for individuals or $500 for student groups are available to cover travel expenses.  For more information and to apply download the application here. All requested materials shall be submitted at least 30 days in advance of attending an event.
  • Wildlife Damage Management Working Group: One travel grant up to $500 will be available to a maximum of ten members of the Wildlife Damage Management Working Group (WDMWG) to assist them in offsetting the cost of travel to a professional wildlife damage meeting. More info is available here.
  • North Carolina Chapter: Professional development grants are funded on a semiannual basis (one per cycle, up to $250 each) and are available to a member of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society to help offset the cost of attending a professional conference, professional development workshop, training, or other appropriate professional development program. Applications are due by January 31 (first cycle) or June 30 (second cycle) of each year. Please contact the Chapter’s Grants and Finance Committee Chair, Jamie Sasser, at jsasser@ncparks.gov, with any questions.
  • Georgia Chapter: Travel grants of up to $250 are available to students attending the Georgia Chapter’s annual meeting or The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. More info is available here.
  • Central Mountains and Plains Section: Travel grants of up to $500 each will be awarded to a limited number of Student Chapters of TWS to assist with expenses incurred while attending the Annual Conference. Applications are due by September 1. More info is available here.
  • Wildlife Diseases Working Group: One travel grant of $500 is available to a student member of The Wildlife Society presenting a paper or poster at TWS’ Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Applications are due by July 31. More info is available here.
  • Student Development Working Group:The SDWG is offering three travel awards to help undergraduate and graduate students attend The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. These travel grants will cover the recipients’ conference registration. Applications are due July 1. Click here for more information.

Travel grant amount TBD:

  • Missouri Chapter: Professional development travel grants are offered each year. The winter/spring deadline is February 15 and the summer deadline is August 15. More info is available here.
  • Biological Diversity Working Group: A travel award is available to help a student attend the Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Applications are due by August 31. More info is available here.