ASP Small Research Grant
Application Deadline: TBD for 2024
Grant proposals are invited for the ASP Small Research Grant. Applications may be submitted in early 2024 (date TBD). Award amounts range from $500 to $1500, and will be for a period of one year. This funding mechanism supports research designed to test hypotheses about the proximate and ultimate processes that influence primate behavior, social organization, development, reproduction, physiology, anatomy and/or evolution. Proposals focused purely on welfare or conservation activities are not eligible (for other ASP funding mechanisms, see here).
You will need to be an ASP member and login to the ASP website in order to submit your application. Instructions on how to become an ASP member can be found here.
- Complete the ASP Small Research Grant proposal form and submit it along with a budget, including a budget narrative (1 page max.), and a CV (2 pages max.) via the ASP members’ portal.
- Applicants must be ASP Members at the Student Level or above. Membership in ASP for individuals from habitat or developing countries is FREE for those unable to pay dues. Please contact the ASP Treasurer for more details on complimentary membership. Please note that new and complimentary memberships can take up to a week to process.
- Undergraduate and graduate student applicants must have a sponsor/mentor. The sponsor/mentor does not need to be a member of ASP, but should write one of the two letters of recommendation.
- Two letters of recommendation are required (details below).
- The applicant must be formally affiliated with an institution that can assure that the funds are used appropriately (e.g., Primate Center, University, Zoo, Sanctuary, Foundation, established Field Program).
- Research grants should be designed to test hypotheses about the proximate and ultimate processes that influence primate behavior, social organization, development, reproduction, physiology, anatomy and/or evolution. Proposals focused purely on welfare or conservation activities are not eligible.
- Merit will be the primary criteria for the consideration of each grant. Specifically, we rate each application on 1) innovation and originality, 2) proposed research quality, 3), the methodological approach and feasibility of the proposed study, and 4) the potential impact of the proposed research.
- Priority will be given to applicants who have never received an ASP Small Research Grant Award. In the case of a tie, decisions will be made based on whether or not the application is from a developing or primate range country and/or preference given for those who have not won the award previously.
- Previously awarded applicants are not eligible to apply the following year after receipt of funding.
- Field/Zoo/Laboratory/Sanctuary applications will be treated equally.
- Assurance should be given that if adjunct funding critical to the overall project does not arrive, the ASP funds will only be used for the proposed project.
- Funds should not be used to support institutional overhead costs, build institutional infrastructure or to purchase institutional equipment that is typically provided by the sponsoring institution.
- For proposals that include an (optional) education or outreach component, applicants should describe the proposed activity and also how they will evaluate the success of that activity.
If you have any questions regarding your proposal’s suitability for funding, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.
To apply for the ASP Small Research Grant, you must login to the website. You will find a link to the application on your profile page.
Dr. Lydia Hopper and Dr. Julie Teichroeb are the co-chairs of the Research and Development Committee for 2022-2024. Lydia can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and Julie can be contacted by email at email@example.com.
For an ASP Small Research Grant you will need two letters of recommendation. At the time you submit your grant application online, the online system will request the email addresses of your two letter writers and automatically email them with instructions on how to submit their letters. Your letter writers do not have to submit their letters of recommendation by the grant application deadline. However, to ensure that the letters are received in time for review, referees should submit their letters no later than 2 weeks after the grant application deadline.
This grant is administered by the Research and Development Committee. Chairs: Lydia Hopper & Julie Teichroeb.