[MARMAM] Dr. Stan Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant

Heather Hill hdolphin18 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 8 17:45:32 PST 2021

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 “COVID-modified”Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant, which is given to students attending theConference on Comparative Cognition. The grant is administered in memory of Dr.Stan Kuczaj, who was a leader in the study of comparative animal cognition,particularly within marine mammals. Stan believed in pursuing challengingtopics in human and animal cognition with rigor, candor, and the spirit ofintellectual adventure. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is administered withthe goal of preserving and promoting Stan’s interests and beliefs in scientificpursuit.

To accommodate the virtual format of the 2021 CO3conference, the travel grants for this year will be research support grants.The grants will be for graduate students who are currently in the process ofconducting their thesis research and are in need of financial support to meettheir research objectives.

Applicants for the 2020-2021 COVID-modified Kuczaj MemorialTravel Grant must: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of theapplication, 2) have their abstract accepted for presentation at the Conferenceon Comparative Cognition, 3) submit their long abstract with additionalinformation indicating the project that would be supported by the grant forevaluation and ranking, and 4) provide evidence of graduate enrollment. TheKuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is determined through a competitive rankingprocess based upon the quality of the abstracts submitted. 

For the current application cycle, grants are for $500 in researchsupport to be applied toward a current or proposed project. Two grants will beawarded and grantees will be selected and notified of the award by March 15,2021. Applications must be submitted to Dr. Heather Hill (hhill1 at stmarytx.edu)no later than February 28, 2021.

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