Travel grants for ACS Student Members

The American Cetacean Society-Puget Sound Chapter (ACS/PS) would like to encourage local student participation in the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals (San Francisco, California, 13-18 December 2015) by offering travel grants for ACS Student Members.

Three student travel grants ($500 each) will be selected by lottery system from all eligible applications received by the Friday, 28 August 2015 deadline.

One (1) grant will be restricted to research related to acoustics or hearing in cetacean populations occurring within the waters of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia

Two (2) grants will be open for any type of research in cetaceans within the waters of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, or British Columbia

To qualify for this grant, you need to:

Make sure you are a current ACS member at the time of submission. Application for membership to ACS may be completed at the following website:
Be currently enrolled as a student at a recognized academic institution.
Be first author on an accepted oral or poster presentation.
Register for the conference by the early registration deadline (
Currently reside and study within the Pacific Northwest region of the US or Canada (WA, OR, AK, or British Columbia).

To apply:
Submit a title and abstract (as submitted and accepted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy).
Give your name and school affiliation.
E-mail your application to:
Note: As an awardee, you will be asked to present your poster or oral talk at a future ACS/PS general meeting in Seattle, or provide a summary report of your poster/spoken presentation for possible inclusion in future ACS publications.

The student travel grant application period closes Friday 28 August 2015 (11:59pm PST)!

Notification of the student travel grant awards will be made by Friday, 4 September 2015.

IMPORTANT: If you are selected for an award, you will need to make sure you register for the conference by the end of the early registration period (30 September 2015) or the award will be given to someone else.

For questions or to submit your application, contact Dr. Stephanie Norman, ACS/PS Grants Chair: