Student Research Grants in Malacology

Western Society of Malacologists

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Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Fields of work: Malacology (Molluscs)

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



As part of their commitment to the continued study of mollusks, the Western Society of Malacologists are again pleased to announce the availability of grants to support student research in malacology. Funds are available for actual research costs, including but not limited to, field and laboratory equipment, chemicals, photographic supplies, computer time and supplies, microscope usage fees, and reasonable research travel costs.

Membership in the Western Society of Malacologists is not required but is certainly encouraged and students receive a discounted rate. Award recipients are also encouraged to present their research at a subsequent WSM meeting. Abstracts are published in the WSM Annual Report.

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


  • Applicant must be a full time student in a formal graduate or undergraduate degree program.
  • There are no citizenship or affiliation restrictions and students from all countries are eligible.
  • The thesis, dissertation, or research project must be focused primarily on the systematics, biology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, or paleontology of marine, terrestrial or freshwater mollusks in western North America.
  • Projects dealing with cultural relationships, sustainability of resources, or conservation efforts are also appropriate.
  • Research currently in progress or beginning in the following academic year will be considered.