Applications for the 2018 ASN Student Research Awards, due January 31

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The ASN Student Research Awards:

The ASN Student Research Awards support research by student members that advances the goals of the society: the conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, or behavior. Each award consists of a $2,000 check to the candidate. An applicant must be a member of the ASN (membership is international), must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, must have passed to candidacy in a Ph.D. program or equivalent, and must be at least one year from completing the Ph.D. Projects in all types of research (i.e., laboratory, field, theory) are encouraged. A total of ten proposals will receive awards. Proposals will be judged on originality, strength, and significance of the questions being addressed, prospects for significant results, and the match between the proposed research and the ASN mission.

Applications include four elements: 1) A two-page proposal describing the research project for which support is requested; 2) A budget with justification (one page); 3) a short curriculum vitae (two pages); 4) a statement from the Ph.D. supervisor that verifies that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, and confirms the supervisor’s support for the proposed project (one page).

Detailed Instructions:

  1. The two-page proposal should describe a specific research project for which support is requested.  While some background and context is appropriate, the proposal should not be a general overview of the applicant’s complete dissertation.  The proposal should have a title at the top of the first page.  The proposal should be single-spaced, have 1-inch (2.5cm) margins all around, and be written in an 11- or 12-point standard font on 8.5 x 11 inch pages.  A list of references should follow, but is not included in the 2-page limit.
  2. The budget and budget justification should clearly support the specific proposed project.  If total costs of the project exceed $2000, some indication of how the applicant intends to find support for remaining costs should be given.
  3. The CV should meet the same formatting requirements as the project description.
  4. All materials should be compiled into one PDF.  The .pdf filename should be in the format Lastname_Firstname_SRA (example:  Wright_Sewall_RSA.pdf).
  5. Send your application via e-mail to Dr. Jeff Dudycha at with “ASN Student Research Award” in the subject line.
  6. Deadline for submission of all materials is January 31, 2018.


Applications will be reviewed by a committee of six persons: three faculty-level researchers and three graduate students. Senior-level appointments are made by the President-Elect. Members each serve for three years; the longest-serving faculty-level committee member serves as chair in her/his final year on the committee. Graduate student appointments are made from the Graduate Council, in consultation with the President-Elect.