Description: The American Arachnological Society Fund for Arachnological Research (AAS Fund) is funded and administered by the American Arachnological Society. The purpose of the fund is to provide research support for work relating to any aspect of the behavior, ecology, physiology, evolution or systematics of any of the arachnid groups (excluding Acari). Awards may be used for field work, museum research (including travel), expendable supplies, identification of specimens, and/or for preparation of figures and drawings for publication. Monies from the fund are not meant to augment or replace salary.
Awards: Individual awards will normally range between $250 and $350. These awards are open to all students and faculty who receive less that $500 per year of research funding from their home institutions. However, preference will be given to students. During each of the past two years a total of $1000 per year has been available for these awards. Awards shall normally be announced no later than April 15.
The Application: To be considered for an award from the AAS Fund, please submit, in English, a cover letter and four copies of a proposal detailing your research project.
Proposals: Proposals should be typed in a 12 point or larger font. They should be no longer than five pages (including references) if single spaced or no longer than ten pages (including references) if double spaced. Double spacing is preferred. Each proposal should consist of the following parts:
Submission: Proposals should be submitted to:
Dr. Deborah Smith, Roth Systematics Fund Chair
Telephone: (785) 864-4340; FAX (785) 864-5321
Proposals must be submitted in English. The four copies of the proposal plus cover letter must be in the hands of the Fund chair by the appropriate deadlines to be considered. Electronic submission and/or FAX submission of proposals with hard copies to follow is acceptable only if the electronic copies arrive before the stated deadlines. If these submission rules are difficult or prohibitive because of cost, erratic postal services or remote location (remote field stations or sites), other methods of submission may be acceptable. For other submission possibilities, please contact the chair of the Fund at the above address, or electronically at email@example.com. Alternative submissions will be accepted only if the chair has been previously contacted, and all deadlines still apply.
last modified November 27, 2009