Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 1/11/2024

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.

Research Grants

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, supplementary 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 to research and developing young investigators. The deadline for applications is TBD.


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.

Due date for Conservation Small Grant proposals: Jan 31, 2024

Melinda Novak Primate Welfare Grant

Funding for the ASP Primate Welfare Grant will be awarded to research projects designed to improve the lives of nonhuman primates in any setting (captive, semi-free ranging, and wild) which are highly impactful and innovative. Award amounts are up to $1500. Deadline: TBD


Recognition Awards

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. Completed nomination applications are due by March 31 of the year in which the nominee is to be considered for an award.

Ruppenthal Student Travel Award

This award, in memorial of Gerald C. Ruppenthal, is designed to help students who would otherwise not be able to attend the annual meeting of the ASP. Latin American students are especially encouraged to apply, as one travel award per year will be specifically designated for a student enrolled at a college and/or university from this region. Deadline: March 1, 2024

Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award

This award, in memorial of Steve Ross, 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. The study to be presented should focus on animal welfare and improving the lives of primates in a zoo or sanctuary setting. Deadline: March 1, 2024