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.
  • 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 Pete Campbell (2021pvc@gmail.com) with any questions.

Travel grants of up to $500:

  • Biometrics Working Group: One virtual travel grant of up to $200 is available to student members of TWS (graduate or undergraduate, although not necessarily Biometrics Working Group) that are presenting papers or posters at TWS’ 2021 Annual Conference. Applications are due by September 1. Click here for more information and contact Althea Archer (althea.archer@gmail.com) with any questions.
  • 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: The WDWG is offering five $100 registration grants to TWS student members presenting a paper or poster at the 2021 virtual annual conference of The Wildlife Society. Applicants must be student members of TWS and have an accepted paper or poster abstract for presentation at the conference. Deadline for application is August 30, 2021. Click here for more information. Please contact Noelle Thompson, thomp996@msu.edu with any questions.
  • Student Development Working Group: The SDWG is offering three travel awards to help undergraduate and graduate students attend The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference. These travel grants will cover the recipients’ conference registration. Applications are due July 1. More information is available here.
  • Colorado Chapter: Two travel grants for $500 each are available to members of the Colorado Chapter attending a meeting or workshop. Applications are due by August 1. More info is available here.
  • Nevada Chapter: Travel grants of up to $300 will be awarded to a limited number of Nevada Chapter student or early career professional members. Deadline for applications is August 1. More info is available here.
  • College and University Education Working Group: One travel grant is awarded to a new instructor of wildlife courses or an instructor who transitioned into a new teaching position. Awardees should attend the Working Group annual meeting. Applications are due by May 1.  If not awarded, applications submitted by September 1 will be considered. 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 September 1. 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.
  • Wetlands Working Group: The Working Group will fund early registration conference fees for four student members of the WWG to attend TWS’ Annual Conference. New and existing student members are encouraged to apply! More information on the 2021 application period will be added as it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to contact one of our officers with any questions.