ASN Student Research Award
The ASN Student Research Award goes to six student members of the American Society of Naturalists, who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. have passed to candidacy in a Ph.D. program (or equivalent), must be at least one year from completing the Ph.D., and who have not received this award previously. The recipients of the award receive $2,000 and an announcement in the American Naturalist. They will be asked to send a brief report on how the money helped to sponsor their research.
Applications for the Student Research Award
An applicant must be a member of the ASN, 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. Applicants should send a two-page proposal (not including references--11 point font minimum with standard margins). In addition, applicants should include a budget with justification (one page), a short curriculum vitae (two pages), a statement from the Ph.D. supervisor that verifies that the applicant meets the eligibility requirements, and the supervisor’s recommendation supporting the research proposed by the student (one page). Projects in all types of research (i.e., laboratory, field, theory) are encouraged. A total of six 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.