Grants and Awards

ASP provides a wide variety of grants and awards. These support conservation and other primatological research projects, recognize service and achievement in pursuit of the society’s aims, and reward promising new primatologists. Use the links below to find out more about the various grant and award opportunities.


Grant mechanisms available to ASP members include:

  • Small Research Grant
  • Conservation Small Grant
  • Melinda Novak Primate Welfare Grant

Recognition Awards

Recognition Awards honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions in primatology. Current awards include:

  • Distinguished Primatologist Award
  • Conservationist Award
  • Early Career Achievement Award
  • President’s Award
  • Special Recognition/Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Senior Research Award
  • Kyes Award for Excellence in Outreach
  • Legacy Award

Travel Awards

Travel awards are intended to help offset the cost of attendance at an ASP annual meeting for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. Two types of travel awards are available:

  • Ruppenthal Student Travel Award
  • Steve Ross Primate Welfare Travel Award

Meeting Presentation Awards

These awards are given in recognition of outstanding presentations at the ASP annual conference. Meeting presentation awards include:

  • Student Presentation Award
  • Primate Welfare Presentation Award

Student Grants & Awards

A one-stop-shop for all Society grants, travel awards, meeting presentation awards, and recognition awards for which student members are eligible.