AAS - Research Grants

American Arachnological Society


Grant amount: US $250 - US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

American Arachnological Society (AAS):

American Arachnological Society is to further the study of Arachnids, foster closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional arachnologists, and to publish the Journal of Arachnology. It accomplishes this purpose in three main ways:

Meetings- The society hosts an annual meeting for professional and amateur arachnologists and students interested in arachnology to share research and ideas.

Supporting Graduate Studies- The society promotes undergraduate and graduate studies in arachnology by providing grants for travel to meetingsand research, by recognition of high quality student presentations and posters at the annual meetings, and by providing information on graduate study opportunities in the field of arachnology.

Publications- The society publishes a refereed research journal, the Journal of Arachnology, three times a year. It also publishes the Spiders of North America-An Identification Manual, and the Common Spiders of North America.

Non-student Research Grants 

Herb Levi Memorial Fund:

The Herb Levi Memorial Fund for Arachnological Research was established by the AAS in 2015 to support non-student AAS members (including post-docs) who receive little to no institutional support for their research programs. The HLMFAR grant is primarily meant to provide seed money to fund fieldwork and to gather preliminary data for future grant proposals.     

Student Research Grants 

Arachnological Research Fund 

The Arachnological Research Fund provides support for undergraduate or graduate student AAS members whose work relates to any aspect of the behavior, ecology, physiology, or evolution of any of the arachnid groups. Awards may be used for field work, laboratory work, museum research (including travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or preparation of figures and drawings for publication. Monies from the fund are not meant to augment or replace salary.           

Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research 

The Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research supports undergraduate or graduate student AAS members whose work focuses on the taxonomy or systematics of any arachnid group. Awards may be used for field work, museum research (including travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or for preparation of figures and drawings for publication.      

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Requirements for HLMFAR grant applications:
    • Supports non-student AAS members (including post-docs) who receive little to no institutional support for their research programs.
    • The HLMFAR grant is primarily meant to provide seed money to fund fieldwork and to gather preliminary data for future grant proposals.
    • Demonstrate an active research program in any field of arachnology through peer reviewed publications.
    • Involve students (high school, university or college, and/or graduate) in their research program.
    • Demonstrate a need for the funding.
    • Propose a significant project in any area of arachnological research.
    • Travel as long as the travel is directly related to the research
    • Equipment.
    • Laboratory costs.
    • Publication costs associated with publication in the Journal of Arachnology (e.g., color prints or reprint costs) and up to $500 publication costs if publishing elsewhere.
  • Requirements for Arachnological Research Fund and for Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research:
    • Research grants are awarded only to members of the AAS.
    • If you are from a developing nation, sponsored memberships are available and must be obtained to be eligible for a grant.
    • Awards may be used for field work, museum research (including travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or for preparation of figures and drawings for publication.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.

Preferences:

  • HLMFAR Grant: Priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria (but will not exclude applicants who do not meet all these criteria):
    • Currently have little to no other funding support.
    • Who plan to use the HLMFAR grant money to gather preliminary data in order to apply for other sources of funding.
    • Will use the funding to improve their research program (e.g., to purchase a key piece of equipment, to fund critical laboratory or field work).
    • Whose overall project contains some form of outreach component

Ineligibility:

  • The AAS is unable to provide support for researchers or students who are from U.S. embargoed countries.
  • Monies from the fund are not meant to augment or replace salary.