ASP General Small Grant

American Society of Primatologists


Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2018

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

Conservation of nonhuman primates is a critical issue facing primatologists today. As a professional society, the American Society of Primatologists seeks to establish liaison between our members and conservation groups, research development agencies, and wildlife management/government officials in habitat countries. Our goal is to provide information on the status of wild populations of nonhuman primates and to monitor the primate trade (with special emphasis on the bushmeat crisis) and enactment/abuse of legislation aimed at conservation of nonhuman primates. We also identify and reward individuals deserving of special recognition for their outstanding contributions to primate conservation.

ASM General Small Grant Program

Grant proposals are invited for general research projects, with preference given to training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Award amounts range from $500 to $1500, and will be for a period of one year.

Research grants should be designed to test hypotheses about the proximate and ultimate processes that influence primate behavior, social organization, development, reproduction, welfare, physiology, anatomy and/or evolution.

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

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student applicants must have a sponsor/mentor. 
  • The applicant must be formally affiliated with an institution that can assure that the funds are used appropriately (e.g., Primate Center, University, Foundation or established Field Program).
  • Grants must fund primate research, as described in the overview above.
  • In general, ASP only grants funds for projects still to take place. However, if there are fees that can be paid at the end of a field season after your grant is awarded (station fees etc.), that is an allowable use of funds.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be ASP Members at the Student Level or above.

Preferences:

  • Student requests for supplementary funding are given preference.
  • Field/Zoo/Laboratory applications will be treated equally.

Ineligibility:

  • Funds should not be used to build institutional infrastructure or to purchase institutional equipment that is typically provided by the sponsoring institution.
  • Previously awarded applicants are not eligible to apply the following year after receipt of funding.
  • ASP only grants funds for projects still to take place. However, if there are fees that can be paid at the end of a field season after your grant is awarded (station fees etc.), that is an allowable use of funds.