Edward C. Raney Fund Award

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Grant amount: US $400 - US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, 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: United States

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The Raney Award is presented annually in honor of Edward C. Raney (1909-1984). Raney was a leader among Ichthyologists. He possessed a broad knowledge of the fishes of the world; his particular area of expertise was the fishes of the eastern United States. A member of the faculty at Cornell University, Dr. Raney authored over 75 papers dealing with the systematics, behavior, and ecology of fishes.

He was an expert on aquatic environmental problems and served on numerous environmental advisory committees. He was a member of over 30 professional societies, and he served as secretary (1948-1951) and president (1955-1956) of ASIH. The students of Ed Raney are among the leaders in ichthyology today in no small part because of his mentorship and enthusiasm in the study of fishes.

The Raney Fund is used to provide support for young ichthyologists for museums or laboratory study, travel, fieldwork, or any other activity that will effectively enhance their professional careers and their contributions to the science of ichthyology. Awards are made based on both merit and need. The certificates will be presented during the Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana during the Centennial Meeting of the ASIH. It is preferable that the awardee be present for this exchange, however it is not absolutely required.

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  • Applicants must be enrolled for an advanced degree.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above basic requirements may be considered for the award under exceptional circumstances if their careers are judged to be in a developmental stage.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be members of ASIH by March 1st, 2016 (dues must be paid).


  • Incomplete applications or lack of ASIH dues payment by 1 March 2016 disqualifies the application.