The African Graduate Student Research Fund committee was formed in 2013 as an ad hoc committee and was promoted to a standing committee in 2016. The name was changed to African Research Fellowship in 2021. Its mission is to support the next generation of African mammalogists by awarding individual grants of $1,500 and an online ASM membership to African nationals pursuing graduate degrees. Between 2014 and 2018, 2-3 awards were granted annually; in 2019, 4 proposals were funded, and in 2020 this number increased to 5. The increase in the number of recent awards reflects several generous donations—please consider contributing!Table of Content
The American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) was founded in 1919. Its primary purpose is to encourage the study of mammals, and professions studying them. There are over 4,500 members of this society, and they are primarily professional scientists who emphasize the importance of public policy and education. There are several ASM meetings held each year and the society manages several publications such as the Journal of Mammalogy, Special Publications, Mammalian Species, and Society Pamphlets. The best known of these is the Journal of Mammalogy. The ASM als... read more
Selection process:Successful applications are well written, concise, and present a clear study plan, generally with an explicit, testable hypothesis. It is strongly recommended that you solicit feedback on early drafts of your application from your advisor, a member of your graduate committee, or a trusted colleague familiar with competitive grantsmanship.
Applications consist of
(1) a 3-page proposal prepared and submitted by the applicant and
(2) an e-mail from the applicant’s major graduate advisor; instructions for both are detailed below. Please ensure that your proposal is formatted as a .pdf and has the file name FAMILY NAME_FIRST NAME_ARF (e.g.,Grinnell_Joseph_ARF). Failure to comply with these requests may result in our inability to review your proposal. Proposals should be e-mailed to Dr. Link E. Olson ([email protected]), Chair of the African Research Fellowship Committee, by 15 April 2022; applications received after that date will not be reviewed. In the subject header, please put FAMILY NAME_ FIRST NAME_ARF.
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