Student Travel Awards
American Elasmobranch Society Student Travel Award: Students presenting a contributed paper or poster as the first or sole author during the AES Annual Meeting are invited to apply for financial assistance to help with travel costs. Typically, 12-15 awards are made each year and are limited to 1 per academic degree, with a maximum of 2 per individual.
Award amount: maximum of $500
When the Society cannot fund all applicants, they give priority to those with demonstrated financial need and completed research projects. The Grant Committee strongly advises all students to seek additional funding sources to attend the Annual Meeting (e.g. departmental funds).
AES requires students competing for travel awards to volunteer for 5 hours in the AES store during the Annual Meeting.
To be eligible, a student must:
- Be a member in good standing (dues paid by Dec 31 of the previous year)
- Be in at least their second year of membership.
Please see the Student Travel Award information and application packet for details.
Please direct questions and submit applications to:
Kevin Feldheim, Chair email
If you cannot submit an electronic version of your application, please contact the Grant Committee Chair well before the deadline for other options!