Society of Systematic Biologists: Graduate Student Research Awards

Society of Systematic Biologists

Grant amount: US $1,200 - US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2018 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Louisiana

Location of residency: Louisiana

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The objective of the Society of Systematic Biologists is the advancement of the science of systematic biology in all its aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice, for both living and fossil organisms, with emphasis on areas of common interest to all systematic biologists regardless of individual specialization.

The purpose of the Graduate Student Research Award is to assist students in the initiation (first two years) of their systematics projects and in the collection of preliminary data to pursue additional sources of support (e.g., Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants from the National Science Foundation) or to enhance dissertation research (e.g., by visiting additional field collection sites or museums).

Systematics is interpreted broadly to include questions below and above the species level, molecular and morphological approaches, and issues of pattern and process. Funding is not limited to any particular aspect of research, but rather is available for field, museum/herbarium, and/or laboratory work.

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


  • Both Masters and Ph.D. students in their FIRST TWO YEARS ONLY are eligible. (Ph.D. students with masters degrees are still eligible if they are within the first 2 years of their Ph.D. training.)

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Join the Society as soon as possible to facilitate application.


  • Previous awardees may not re-apply, but previous applicants who were not selected for funding are encouraged to re-apply.