Samuel H. Gruber Presentation Award

American Elasmobranch Society

Grant amount: US $300

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense

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

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Samuel Gruber Endowment Fund was established in 1988 by Dr. Samuel H. Gruber, founding member of AES, to benefit the society primarily by encouraging excellence in research and scientific papers by student members.

The purpose of the Gruber Fund is to provide monies on a continuing basis for the Gruber Award, which is given for the best oral paper by a student member at the annual AES meeting. The current amount of the award is $300, of which half is drawn from the Gruber Fund and the other half comes from AES general operating funds.

Over the past 24 years the Gruber Award has become an entrenched part of the society's growing legacy and a prestigious honor for its student members. Previous winners have represented many different disciplines in elasmobranch biology, including physiology, behavior, ecology and other fields, and many have gone on to full-time scientific careers.

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


  • Applicants must:
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student, or have completed his/her degree within 12 months of the presentation;
    • Be in at least his or her second year of AES membership;
    • Be a member in good standing of AES;
    • Be first or sole author of a contributed paper 

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be a good standing member of AES and be in at least his or her second year of membership. Remember that to be "in good standing" students must renew their memberships before the first day of the calendar year, e.g. to qualify for the Gruber Award for the 2016 annual meeting, students must have renewed their society membership by 31 December 2015.


  • Applicants must indicate at the time of abstract submission his/her intention to compete for the appropriate award. Late entries will no longer be accepted