Travel Awards

AES Student Travel Awards

The American Elasmobranch Society (AES) supports student and professional development through student, early career, and special recognition awards.
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AES Student Travel Awards

Clark Hubbs Travel Award for ASIH Students

Travel awards of $595 each ($800 for intercontinental travelers) will be awarded to help defray travel expenses to participate in the annual ASIH meeting. A student may apply for an award in only one category (Ichthyology or Herpetology). The awards will be chosen by random draw. You are eligible for an ASIH travel award if:

  • You are currently a student AND a member in good standing of ASIH
  • You are presenting your research at the 2022 JMIH (oral or poster presentation)
  • You have not previously received an ASIH travel award

You are eligible for an intercontinental award if you will be traveling to the meeting from a location that will require an intercontinental flight. Students attending North American universities are eligible for an intercontinental travel award if they will be traveling to the meeting directly from a field site on another continent. If you receive a travel award, you are obligated to work four one-hour shifts at the ASIH book raffle table during the meeting. Once you have completed your shifts, you can pick up your check from the book raffle coordinator.

To be considered for this award for the 2022 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Spokane, WA, please submit your completed application form (.docx) to the Travel Award Coordinator, Whitney Walkowski ( by May 1, 2022.


The SSAR Student Travel Awards are 10 awards of US $500 each, available to students to help defray the cost of traveling to the 2022 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meeting in Spokane, WA (July 27-31). An applicant for a travel award must be a student and a current member of SSAR, must not have previously received a travel award from SSAR, and must be the first author of a paper or poster to be presented at the 2022 meeting.

The application package must include: 1) a letter signed by his/her major advisor or department chair that states that he/she is not completely funded for travel from another source and, if the research is co-authored, that the work was primarily the product of the applicant; 2) a copy of the abstract that was submitted for either poster or oral presentation.

The qualified applicants will be pooled and the winners will be drawn at random. Winning applicants must volunteer 3-5 hours during the 2022 meeting to work at the bidding table for the Silent Auction and the viewing room for the Live Auction. Students from the immediate vicinity of the JMIH, as well as current members of the SSAR Travel Awards Committee, are excluded from applying for a travel award. However, members of the student travel committee are provided funds to help defray the costs of travel to the meeting to organize and maintain the silent auction as well as coordinate volunteers. If you are a student and interested in joining the committee and serving SSAR, please contact one of the current committee members.