Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Letters of Recommendation Due: Monday, March 6, 2023

All current, active members of ASP are eligible for a $1500 award to offset the cost of travel and accommodation to the annual ASP meetings. This award is supported by generous donations to the ASP fund in memory of Dr. Steve Ross. The award is designed to help students, researchers, and animal care specialists who would otherwise not be able to attend the meeting. Those working in a zoological or sanctuary setting are encouraged to apply. Students may either apply for the Ruppenthal Student Travel Awards OR the Steve Ross Primate Welfare Award, but not both. One award is offered per year.

Award Criteria:

  1. ASP Members are eligible. The applicant must be the first author and presenting their study. The abstract must be accepted for presentation by the Program Committee.
  2. The study to be presented should focus on animal welfare and improving the lives of primates in a zoo or sanctuary setting.
  3. ASP student members are only eligible if they do not also apply for the Ruppenthal Student Travel Award.
  4. Previous awardees are not eligible to apply.

On-line grant application submission: Once you have registered for the conference and submitted your abstract, you can submit your Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award application online. Login to the Members Portal on the ASP website and click on the button “Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award”.

Before you start the on-line submission process, please download the Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award Application to learn what will be asked of you. You do not need to upload this form, rather, you will complete the application online. You will also need to upload a short (2 pages max.) curriculum vitae.

Your application will require one letter of recommendation. At the time you submit your Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award online, the online system will email your letter writer automatically with instructions on how to submit a letter. Your letter writer does not have to submit their letter of recommendation by the application deadline. However, to ensure that the letters are received in time for review, referees should submit their letters no later than one week after the Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award application deadline.

The Awards and Recognition Committee and the Board of Directors will work together to decide on a recipient for this award.

Questions about the ASP Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award should be addressed to: Justin A McNulty, Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.