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Grants and Awards

The Animal Behavior Society manages several different type of grants and awards including (1) Meeting related awards (i.e. Allee, Diversity, Genesis, Founders, and Turner), (2) Student related (i.e. the Student 1st time research awards, the George W. Barlow award, the E. O. Wilson Conservation award, the Amy R. Samuels Cetacean Behavior award.), (3) Developing Nations award, (4) Travel related grants and awards and (5) Career awards (Distinguished Animal Behaviorist, Exempler award, Quest award, Exceptional Service award and the Young Investigator Award). All application deadlines will be announced via our society calendar and on the front page of our website.

Meeting related awards
Warder Clyde Allee Competition, Diversity, Founders’ Memorial Poster Award, the Genesis Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Poster Presentation, and Charles H. Turner Award.
Student related research grants and awards
Student research awards, the George W. Barlow award, the E. O. Wilson Conservation award, the Amy R. Samuels Cetacean Behavior award
Developing Nations Award
The Developing Nations Research Grants are intended to provide financial support for scientific studies of animal behavior conducted by ABS researchers in developing countries. Applicants apply via a single application process along with the student research grants. The Developing Nations Research Grant may support both students as well as established professionals.
Travel related grants and awards
The Latin American Travel Awards are intended to encourage greater participation of Latin American researchers in ABS meetings, by helping to defray the costs of international travel, housing and/or meals at meetings.
Career awards
Distinguished Animal Behaviorist, Exemplar award, Quest award, Exceptional Service award and the Outstanding New Investigator award. For the Outstanding New Investigator, Quest, Exemplar, and Distinguished Animal Behaviorist awards the nomination should include 1) a letter indicating which award the nominee is being proposed for and providing details on why the nominee should be considered for that award, 2) the nominee's CV and 3) additional supporting letters from colleagues solicited by the nominator. Materials should be sent to the Past President by January 15. Members and members-elect of the Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination until 18 months after completion of their service on the Executive Committee. Nominees for the Outstanding New Investigator Award may be no more than 10 years post-Ph.D. (excluding family and medical leave time)