Student Travel Award Information

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, in conjunction with their local Chapters, is pleased to announce that they will be offering Student travel grants to the 2016 WDAFS meeting in Reno, Nevada.  The meeting will be held March 21 to 24 at the Grand Sierra Resort.  The Western Division is providing grants on an as-need basis.  The deadline for applications is January 22 and you must apply online.  

The WDAFS Executive Committee will judge applicants requesting funds based on the criteria listed below:

  1. Active membership in a WDAFS chapter or student sub-unit
  2. Officer role in a student sub-unit
  3. Willingness to present research (oral or poster)
  4. Awardees are REQUIRED to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours at the meeting & bring an item to donate to the silent auction. In the past students have donated handmade crafts or solicited auction items from local businesses. This is a great opportunity to be creative or reach out into your community!


Funds are awarded at the discretion of the WDAFS Executive Committee and may or may not cover the amount requested.  Funds are awarded on a reimbursement basis – students are expected to pay for travel upfront and submit receipts within 30 days after the meeting is over for any reimbursements requested.  Directions for reimbursement will be provided to awardees at time of award.  Winners will be notified by January 31 (well before the early registration deadline of February 19).  

To apply for Student travel assistance, please complete the application at:

Or visit the Western Division AFS website at

If you have questions regarding this application and funding opportunities please contact Brian Missildine at cohophysh [at]  Use the subject line travel scholarship.