This 13th International Mammalogical Congress (IMC-13) is offering a variety of funding opportunities for conference travel. These opportunities are sponsored by the International Federation of Mammalogists (IFM) and the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM). Details regarding travel funding options and critera for eligibility are found below.
IFM STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS (ALL IMC-13 ATTENDEES)
As part of its mission to promote knowledge of mammals on a global scale, the International Federation of Mammalogists (IFM) is offering financial support to 15 outstanding postgraduate students from developing countries to attend the 13th International Mammalogical Congress (IMC-13), to be held 14-20 July 2023, in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Awards will consist of up to $900 USD, which will cover student registration fees and 7 nights of dormitory housing during the congress. Recipients should be residents of developing countries, defined as countries other than the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan. Recipients are expected to give a research presentation (talk or poster) at the congress. The deadline to apply is 15 October 2022. Award announcements will be made 1 December 2022. For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process, please see here.
ASM TRAVEL AWARDS FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH (ALL IMC-13 ATTENDEES)
As part of a broader effort to make the IMC-13 truly international, the ASM Board of Directors has made available travel grants for African, Latin American, and Southeast Asian mammalogists (graduate students and professionals at any career stage) to attend the meeting and give an oral presentation or a poster. Applicants need not be members of the ASM to apply for these awards.
The application and selection process is being conducted in September/October 2022 to permit awardees time to attain travel visas. Applications will be due 30 September 2022; applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by the second week in October 2022. For more information about Travel Awards for the Global South and the application process, please see the ASM website.
ASM STUDENT HONORARIA (MEMBERS ONLY)
In 2023, ASM will award up to four graduate student honoraria ($2000 each) and up to two undergraduate honoraria ($1500 each). Graduate honoraria are awarded to both doctoral and master’s students. Awardees will present in the student plenary session at IMC-13. Students must be ASM members at the time of application. Applications will be accepted from 1 December 2022 to 2 January 2023, with awards announced in mid-January 2023.
Application materials should reflect the research that the student will present in their presentation at IMC-13. Letters of recommendation must address whether the student is prepared to present their research in the Student Plenary Session and the student’s role in designing and conducting the research. For more information on ASM Student Honoraria and the application process, please see the ASM website.
ASM STUDENT AND EARLY-CAREER TRAVEL AWARDS (MEMBERS ONLY)
Students and early-career professionals interested in applying for a travel award to attend IMC-13 will be able to do so by submitting an abstract for consideration. The application process allows students and early career members to apply for a travel award without first having to register for the meeting.
Abstracts must be submitted to the ASM Honoraria and Travel Award submission link (https://forms.gle/tvq9gnwnR8KEerpH8) by 31 January 2023 to be considered for one of the travel awards; no late submissions will be accepted. Applications will be accepted 2 to 31 January 2023. Abstracts for Honoraria applicants who do not receive an award will automatically be considered for a Travel Award. Abstracts submitted for consideration for a Travel Award must follow the formatting requirements for the conference found on the IMC-13 website (https://imc13.com/abstracts/) with the exception to exclude names and affiliations – we use a double-blind process for reviewing Travel Awards. Applicants must be ASM members at the time of application.
For consideration in the IMC-13 conference program, travel award applicants will also need to register and submit a formatted abstract following the guidelines and process defined on the IMC-13 website. Recipients of 2023 Travel Awards will be notified by mid-February 2023. For more information about ASM Student and Early-Career Travel Awards and the application process, please see the ASM website.
ASM CARE ASSISTANCE TRAVEL AWARD (MEMBERS ONLY)
The ASM Care Assistance Travel Award is intended to provide financial support for active ASM members whose responsibilities for care of dependents, or need for assistance themselves, would limit their ability to attend and present at the IMC-13 meeting. Receiving this award does not preclude current ASM members from applying to and receiving additional travel support from ASM. Funds from this award must be used to support dependent or personal care rather than general conference attendance costs, like registration or travel, for the applicant. Examples of uses for these funds include expenses related to childcare or eldercare either at home or at the conference, hiring a temporary caregiver, and travel/host costs associated with bringing your dependent, a caregiver, or a helper to the conference.
Applications will be evaluated by a small internal committee and names of applicants will be omitted from the review process. Applicants will be asked to provide an overview of their goals for attending the conference, and either (or both) an abstract for an oral or poster presentation that will be given at the conference or a description of their goals and/or reasons for attending the conference (e.g., networking, workshop participation, etc., instead of presenting). Applications for the ASM Care Assistance Travel Award are accepted through an online portal specific to these awards (https://forms.gle/ZKNCy4PcLwSvy8UJ7).
Complete applications must be submitted by 31 January 2023 to be considered for this award. Applications will be accepted 2 to 31 January 2023. To be considered for the IMC-13 meeting program, applicants will also need to register and submit a formatted abstract following the guidelines and process defined on the IMC-13 website. For more information about ASM Care Assistance Travel Awards and the application process, please see the ASM website.