ASAS Travel Scholarships

ASAS Travel Scholarships

Members of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) are indebted to each other. Many have been students of members of ASAS or benefited from the work of members of ASAS. Thus, the ASAS Foundation supports the formation of Appreciation Clubs to honor outstanding members of ASAS. Formation of Appreciation Clubs allows those who have benefited from the work of a particular member of ASAS to make a gift for special activities in the name of the honored person.

At the present time, three ASAS Foundation Appreciation Clubs have been established to support Graduate Student, Post Doctoral Fellow or Early Career ASAS members travel scholarships.

Submit applications: https://app.wizehive.com/apps/login/asasnationalawards

Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club International Travel Awards

  • Name of Award: Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club International Travel Award
  • Nature of Award: Certificate and $2500.00 towards expenses for travel to an international meeting or training in an international venue.
  • Purpose: To aid in the professional development and success of young animal scientists in an international venue.
  • Eligibility for Nomination:
    • ASAS Membership for at least 12 months.
    • Early career member defined as a member that is a student, a post doctoral fellow or within 10 years of their PhD graduation date.
    • If request is for attendance to a meeting, preference will be given to individuals giving a presentation.
  • Nomination dossier must contain the following:
    • A description of the meeting or training opportunity (not to exceed 2670 characters and spaces).
    • A justification of the importance of the opportunity (not to exceed 2250 characters and spaces).
    • A budget and listing of matching funds if expenses exceed $2500.00.
    • Confirmation of applicants membership (ASAS Member ID Number)
    • A copy of the applicants CV.
    • Three letters of support from any ASAS members.
    • Citation for printing (not to exceed 1500 characters and spaces).

Joseph P. Fontenot Student Travel Scholarship Guidelines

  • Name of Award: Joseph P. Fontenot Student Travel Scholarship
  • Nature of Award: A specified monetary award and a certificate.
  • Purpose: The Fontenot Appreciation Club will support travel for graduate students of the Southern Section ASAS Scientific Meeting and the National Annual ASAS Scientific Meeting.
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a current Graduate Student Member of ASAS.
    • Applicants must submit an abstract for oral presentation at the Southern Section ASAS Scientific Meeting or ASAS annual meeting.
    • Abstracts found unacceptable as described in the ASAS "Quality Standards for Abstracts" will not be considered.
    • Applicant must provide one letter of recommendation from his/her thesis advisor or department head.
    • Applications that have been submitted for other ASAS student travel scholarships for the same meeting will not be eligible for the Fontenot Graduate Student Travel Scholarship.
    • All entries must be submitted by published abstract deadlines.
  • Application Procedure: Application to be submitted electronically on the web site: https://app.wizehive.com/apps/login/asasnationalawards and must also submit the abstract for consideration as an oral presentation at the meetings by submitting the abstract via the ASAS web site (www.asas.org) by the published abstract deadline, as appropriate, for either the Southern Section ASAS Scientific Meeting or the National Annual ASAS Scientific Meeting.
  • Selection Criteria: The abstract will be judged on the following content:
    Importance, originality, clarity    65%
    Letter for Support                     35%
  • Evaluation Committee
    • Southern Section Meeting: The evaluation committee will be a panel of three Southern Section Past Presidents. A nonvoting chairperson will chair the committee.
    • Annual ASAS Meeting: The evaluation committee will be a panel of the immediate past presidents of geographical sections of the American Society of Animal Science. A nonvoting chairperson will chair the committee.

H. Allen Tucker Graduate Student Travel Scholarship

  • Name of Award: H. Allen Tucker Graduate Student Travel Scholarship
  • Nature of Award: A specified monetary award and a certificate.
  • Purpose: The Tucker Appreciation Club will support travel for graduate students to the annual international ASAS/ADSA scientific meeting and the triennial Biology of Lactation Workshop, held in conjunction with the ADSA/ASAS Joint meeting.
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicant must be a current Graduate Student Member of ASAS or ADSA.
    • Applicants must submit an abstract to the ASAS ADSA annual meeting. Abstracts must be related to research in physiology, endocrinology, growth, or developmental biology.
    • Abstracts found unacceptable as described in the ASAS ADSA "Quality Standards for Abstracts" will not be considered.
    • Abstracts must be presented as an oral presentation at the ASAS ADSA annual meeting
    • Each applicant must provide one letter of recommendation from his/her thesis advisor.
    • Previous winners are not eligible
    • All entries must be submitted by published abstract deadline.
  • Application procedure:
    Application to be submitted electronically on the web site:
    https://app.wizehive.com/apps/login/asasnationalawards and must also submit the abstract for consideration as an oral presentation at the meetings by submitting the abstract via the ASAS web site (www.asas.org) by the published abstract deadline.
  • Selection criteria:
    The abstract will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Originality
    • Clear-cut experimental design, results, interpretation, and conclusions
    • Potential impact on industry
  • Evaluation Committee
    The evaluation committee will be a panel of three ASAS Past Presidents.

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Membership is open to individuals, organizations, or firms interested in research and application, instruction, or extension in animal science or associated with the production, processing, marketing, or distribution of livestock and livestock products.

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