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 $2,500:
- Biometrics Working Group: Student travel grants of up to $2,500 will be offered to TWS student members presenting papers or posters at the TWS Annual Conference. Applications are due July 30, 2016. More info is available here.
Travel grants of up to $1,000:
- Canadian Section: Up to 5 Travel Awards will be provided up to a maximum of $1,000. The deadline for completed applications to be received is September 16. To be eligible, an individual’s paper/poster must be accepted for presentation by the TWS Program Committee, but students should apply for the Travel Award in advance of receiving notification from the Program Committee. Applicants must: not have received Canadian Section Travel Award support within the last 12 months, be a member of the Canadian Section, be a current student or recent graduate (degree received within the last 12 months), and be senior author and presenter of the accepted paper or poster. Download the application here (note that the application form says “19 September” as the deadline – this is an error. The deadline is 16 September 2016).
- 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.
- Wisconsin Chapter: Applications are now being accepted to attend the TWS Annual Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina in October – (2) $1,000 travel grants are available. Application deadline is August 14, 2016. Please click here for more information.
Travel grants of up to $750:
- International Wildlife Management Working Group: One travel grant of up to $500 for domestic travel or $750 for international travel is available to attend the TWS Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. The deadline to apply is September 19, 2016. Click here for more details and to download the application.
Travel grants of up to $500:
- The Wildlife Society: Students whose research has been accepted for the 23rd Annual Conference may apply for travel grants of up to $500. The application site will be open May 23 – June 17, 2016. More information is available here.
- Central Mountains & 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 attending the TWS Annual Conference. Applications are due by July 31, 2016. More info 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.
- Biological Diversity Working Group: One travel grant in the amount of $500 will be offered. Applications are due by July 15, 2016. More info is available here.
- Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group: Four travel grants in the amount of $500 are available to graduate students, undergraduate students, and young professionals. For more information click here. Applications are due by August 5, 2016.
- Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Working Group: Travel grants of up to $500 are available to student or professional members of the WHRWG. Applications are due by August 15, 2016. Click here for more information on how to apply.
- 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. Applications are accepted throughout the year and will be reviewed 30 days prior to a major TWS or Damage conference. More info is available here.
- Wildlife Diseases Working Group: One $500 travel grant is available for a TWS student member presenting a paper or poster on wildlife disease research at the TWS Annual Conference. Deadline for application is July 31, 2016. Additional details here.
Travel grants of up to $325:
- Student Development Working Group: The Student Development Working Group is offering 2 (two) travel award to help one undergraduate and one graduate student attend the 2016 TWS Annual Conference. This travel grant will cover the cost of student registration. Applications are due August 20, 2016. Click here for more information.
Travel grants of up to $300:
- Nevada Chapter: Travel grants up to $300 will be awarded to a limited number of students. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2016. For more information click here.
Travel grants of up to $275:
- Wetlands Working Group: The Wetlands Working Group will award $275 to cover early registration conference fees for one student member of the WWG to attend the 2016 TWS Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. Students interested in being considered for this award will need to submit a CV and brief cover letter discussing their interest in wetland research, management, and/or conservation to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2016. For more information click here (info located towards bottom of WWG home page).
- Wildlife Toxicology Working Group: Student conference registration awards are intended to support conference attendance by students interested in wildlife toxicology. Support is provided via awards to cover student conference registration expenses (up to $275). Applications are due by June 30, 2016. More info is available here.
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.
- Native Peoples Wildlife Management Working Group: Travel grants are available through the Native Student Professional Development Program. Candidates must be members of a Native American, First Nations, or indigenous tribe, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a relevant academic discipline such as wildlife biology or ecology. More info is available here.