HL Graduate Research Award

The Herpetologists' League

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 9, 2021

Grant amount: US $200 - US $500

Fields of work: Herpetology

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

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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About the Herpetologists' League

The Herpetologists' League, established in 1946, is an international organization of people devoted to studying herpetology -- the biology of amphibians and reptiles. HL publishes two scholarly journals -- the quarterly Herpetologica, which contains original research papers and essays, and the annual supplement Herpetological Monographs, which contains lengthy research articles, syntheses, and special symposia.

HL Graduate Research Award Competition

If you are a graduate student with research results, consider participating in the annual competition for The Herpetologists' League Graduate Research Award.

Up to five prizes are possible each year. This competition is more demanding than those of other herpetological societies, but the chances of winning something are higher, and you will get a lot out of the experience whether you win the first prize or not.

All presenters will receive evaluations from the judges after the meeting. The top five presentations, as ranked by the judges, will be announced at the Meeting Banquet. Presenters of the second to fifth ranked presentations will receive $250 awards. The presenter of the best presentation as ranked by the judges will receive $750, ten years of back issues of Herpetologica, and an invitation to submit a manuscript based on the work presented to either Herpetologica or Herpetological Monographs, depending on its length. The Herpetologists' League will commit to publishing this manuscript, following successful peer review and editorial revision, as a lead article identifying the author (or senior author) as the winner of the Herpetologists' League Graduate Research Award.

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


  • For eligibility in the HL Graduate Research Award competition, you must:
    • Be a member of The Herpetologists’ League in good standing.
    • Be either a registered graduate student or have completed your graduate degree within 14 months of your presentation.
    • Submit an abstract (of which you must be the senior author and have done the majority of the work) by the deadline for submission of abstracts to the Joint Meetings, indicating your desire to compete for the HL Graduate Research Award.
    • ​Submit a one-page lay summary of your work
    • Give the oral presentation at the meeting.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. You must be a member of The Herpetologists’ League in good standing.


This page was last reviewed April 10, 2020 and last updated April 10, 2020