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AOS Student and Postdoctoral Travel Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award winners!

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) offers travel awards for students (primarily undergraduate, masters, and doctoral) as well as postdocs to help defray expenses to attend the society's annual meeting. These awards are funded by two donor restricted funds, the Marcia Brady Tucker Student Travel Fund and the Brina Kessel Student Travel Fund, as well as AOS general funds. Students and postdocs may apply for both a travel award and a presentation award in the same year. The deadline for travel award applications for the annual meeting is same as for presentation awards and regular abstract submission. These awards are administered by the AOS Student Travel and Presentation Awards Committee. However, awards are contingent on acceptance of the scientific abstract by the Scientific Program Committee. The AOS Awards committees strive to develop a balanced annual slate of nominees that represent the Society and includes the diversity of its members.

Deadline for submitting 2018 cycle applications is January 10, 2018. 

Award Description:

Student members of the AOS (currently enrolled students, recent graduates, postdocs, and individuals between degree seeking programs) 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. 


  • Applicants must be the sole or lead author of a poster or oral paper presented at the annual meeting.
  • Applicants must be an active member of AOS. Those who are not members currently are encouraged to join!
  • 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.

To Apply:

All applicants must submit a regular scientific abstract through the OSNA Member Portal

For questions regarding Student and Postdoctoral Travel Awards, contact the committee chair, Morgan Tingley, via Please designate the subject line as the following: "AOS Travel Awards - Inquiry Regarding ____"


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