Society of Systematic Biologists Mini-ARTS Awards

Society of Systematic Biologists

Grant amount: Up to US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty 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: Anywhere in the world

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The Society of Systematic Biologists is pleased to offer Mini-ARTS awards to enhance taxonomic knowledge. These awards are for revisionary taxonomy and systematics, modeled after the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics (ARTS) recently developed within the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster. These awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways.

Goals of this award program are to address constraints on our knowledge of undescribed biodiversity, assist in passing on taxonomic expertise before it is lost, increase the number of students with broad training in organismal biology and systematics, and support projects in biodiversity and taxonomy informatics as well as monographic and revisionary taxonomy.

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


  • Students, post-docs, and faculty
  • Applicants may be from any country
  • Activities can include a trip to the taxonomist's laboratory, pay for the taxonomist to visit the applicant's laboratory for a period of time, or pay for costs of computer time or development of interactive keys for electronic dissemination of systematics results.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicants must be members of SSB, and are advised to join the Society as soon as possible to facilitate their applications.