Grants and Awards
The society provides a wide variety of grants and awards. These support conservation and other primatological research projects, recognize senior levels of service and achievement in pursuit of the society's aims, and reward promising new primatologists.
Grant proposals are invited for either captive or wild primate-oriented research projects. Preference is given to research projects with clear testable hypotheses that will add to the general knowledge in primatology not related to conservation or conservation education (see Conservation Awards and Grants). Applications for start-up funds, supllementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology are welcome. Award amounts range from $500 to $1500, and are funded out of ASP's general fund as an ongoing commitment ot research and developing young investigators.
research grant application details
past research grant recipients
Small Grants FAQ
Dr. Deborah Moore Memorial Grant for Early Career Primatologists
A new award for 2017 is the Dr. Deb Moore Grant for Early Career Primatologists. This award, in memorial of Deborah Moore, is in honor of Deborah and her passion for primate research and conservation. This grant is open to application from exceptional early career researchers who can demonstrate their passion and dedication for extending knowledge through original research of primates in their natural environment. Promising new primatologists able to continue the legacy set by Dr. Deborah Moore should apply. In this funding round, three grants of $2000 USD will be awarded. The deadline for application is May 1, 2017. The applicants must possess a Ph.D. awarded within the last 5 years and the applicant must not be in a tenure-track or tenure position.
Conservation Awards and Grants
Funded from the ASP Conservation Fund, these are a mechanism to recognize deserving colleagues and students, especially those from primate habitat countries - countries with native primate fauna - for whom the prestige of an ASP award or grant can be a valuable aid to the recipient's conservation efforts.
2017 Call for Conservation Award Nominations and Grant Applications
past award recipients
Conservation Grants FAQ
Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Scholarship
Funded through an educational grant from the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy (MRC), the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) will offer up to two scholarships annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for research and career training in a field course at La Suerte Biological Research Station, Costa Rica or Ometepe Biological Research Station, Nicaragua.
2017 Call for Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Scholarship Applications
In recognition of the role that the Society has played in career development, a fund has been established to facilitate interdisciplinary training for an ‘early-career’ professional in primatology. The intent of the award is to provide for a period of short-term training in a discipline, or development of a skill-set, that is outside the recipient’s area of expertise, but will add to the ability of the recipient to make unique contributions to primate research or to the agencies and organizations that affect primate research.
Awards: Students and Young Researchers
Student prize awards are awarded by the ASP Education Committee for the best oral paper and poster paper presentations at the society's meeting. The Young Investigator Award, funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, is awarded to facilitate the career transition from student/apprentice to independent researcher for a new- or recently-graduated scientist in any area of biological or biobehavioral science.
student prize award guidelines
past award recipients
Burroughs-Wellcome Award past award recipients
Primate Welfare Award
The Primate Care Committee (PCC) annually awards one prize to an outstanding oral presentation or poster presentation given at the annual meeting of the Society. This award is intended to recognize high quality research that directly and significantly enhances the welfare and/or psychological well-being of captive nonhuman primates, or for research that provides a better understanding of the welfare of captive nonhuman primates
Awards: Recognition and Service
The Society provides awards to those within primatology who have made extensive and significant contributions. The Distinguished Primatologist Award honors an outstanding career and significant contributions. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes long-term service to the Society. The Senior Research Award honors significant research contributions supporting or enhancing scientific knowledge in primatology by individuals who have not received the highest degree offered in their field. The President's Award is given to individuals or to organizations that have made unique and exceptional contributions to primatology.
details & request for nominations
- Distinguished Primatologist Award
- Senior Research Award
- Distinguished Service Award
- President's Award
- Special Recognition / Achievement Award
- Early Career Achievement Award