Student Travel Grant

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference will be in Louisville, KY, November 5-9, 2023

Student members of The Wildlife Society (TWS) are our future professionals. To foster our upcoming colleagues, The Central Mountains and Plains Section (CMPS) will once again offer travel grant opportunities to defray costs of the 2023 TWS Annual Conference.

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of wildlife professionals, students, and supporters in North America. CMPS is offering travel grants to support student learning and networking.

During the TWS conference events, attendees learn about the latest advances in wildlife research, management, and education through a wide variety of symposia, contributed papers, and workshops.

Students can engage in presentation awards, resume review, special sessions, networking opportunities, and more.

Registration cost for students who are TWS Members is $275 before August 4th.

Grant Application Process

Wayne Sandfort Travel Grants of up to $500 for individuals are available. Additional funding may be offered to groups, depending on demonstrated need. Grants may be applied to registration, lodging, travel, or other related expenses. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Grant criteria include current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate natural resources program and meeting Student / CMPS / TWS membership requirements. Students may apply as a group with their Student Chapter of TWS or individually to CMPS. Confirmation of an academic mentor is required ex: advisor, committee member, or trusted professor.

Preference will be given to students who are:

1) Undergraduates and/or first time TWS Annual Conference attendees,

2) Currently or recently have been involved in activities of TWS, CMPS, a State Chapter and/or Student Chapter of TWS

3) Submitting group applications with 3 or more individuals,

4) Pursuing additional sources of verified funding,

Applications must be submitted electronically by September 4th, 2023 to The CMPS Students and Early Career Professionals Committee Chair (Elisabeth Teige, teigeel<at>ksu<dot>edu).

The 2023 Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant application can be found here.

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