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Student Travel Grant

The deadline for the 2022 Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant is Friday September 2, 2022.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference will be in Spokane, WA, November 6-10, 2022
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 2022 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 have a quiz bowl, poster sessions, resume review opportunity, certification application assistance, discounted workshop rates, student-professional networking event, and more: https://twsconference.org/student-activities/.

Registration cost for students who are TWS Members is $275 before July 31st.

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. Academic advisor’s confirmation is required.

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,

5) Presenting a paper, poster, or workshop, /or volunteering at the upcoming TWS Conference

Applications must be submitted electronically by Friday September 2, 2022 to president-elect<at>cmps<dash>tws<dot>org.

Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant Application

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