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AOS Student and Postdoctoral Travel Awards

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) offers travel awards for students and/or postdocs to help defray transportation expenses to attend the annual meeting of the society. Separate awards were offered previously by the American Ornithologists' Union and Cooper Ornithological Society, which merged in 2016 to form AOS.

Currently enrolled students (including undergraduates) and recent graduates presenting a poster or oral paper at the annual meeting may be eligible for a travel award. Postdocs who graduated more than one semester prior to the meeting may apply for a Postdoctoral Travel Award. All applicants also must submit a regular scientific abstract through the meeting website. The deadline for travel award applications is same as for presentation awards and regular abstract submission. Awards are contingent on acceptance of the scientific abstract by the Scientific Program Committee. Students may apply for both a travel award and a presentation award in the same year.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students and postdocs must be the sole or lead author of a poster or oral paper presented at the annual meeting.
  • Students and postdocs must be an active member of AOS. Those who are not members currently are encouraged to join!
  • Students must be enrolled full-time or recently graduated. Students graduating the semester prior to the meeting are also eligible for travel awards.
  • Postdocs are not eligible for Marcia Brady Tucker Travel Awards if they graduated more than a semester prior to the meeting. However, postdocs who have previously won Marcia Brady Tucker Travel awards may apply for AOS Postdoctoral Travel Awards.

Congratulations to the 2016 travel award recipients!

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