Conference Awards and Waivers

Award application and abstract submission forms are now open.

The Society of Ethnobiology is offering a limited number of waivers for people presenting papers or posters at the 2020 conference in Cedar City, Utah. This waiver covers the cost of registration and allows submission of an abstract without becoming a Society member.

We encourage applications for waivers from indigenous scholars and people of diverse backgrounds that are in financial need. Applicants who have received a waiver from the Society within the past three years are not eligible.

If you would like to be considered for such a waiver, please fill out the application form prior to January 15, 2020 January 31, 2020. Consideration will be given based on the order in which applications are received.

Conference Fee Waiver Application Form

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for one of our newest awards, the Indigenous People’s Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for any Indigenous individual who wishes to participate and contribute to the annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference. Conference contributions can include a table display, a workshop, sharing a story,  giving a presentation, or a number of other options. This is a $1000 grant. Award also includes a registration waiver and a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

Applications are due by January 15, 2020 January 31, 2020.

Indigenous People’s Conference Travel Award Application Form »

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for a new award, the Majority World Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for a presentation at the annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference by a new or existing member travelling from outside Canada and the United States. Preference will be given to presenters travelling from countries in South America, South and Southeast Asia, and Africa. 

This is a $1600 grant. Award also includes a registration waiver and a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

Applications are due by January 15, 2020.

Majority World Conference Travel Award Application Form »

The Society of Ethnobiology is pleased to announce a call for applications for one of our newest awards, the Student Conference Travel Award. Monies are to support travel for a presentation at the annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference by an enrolled student (and must be enrolled at time of conference), graduate or undergraduate. This is a $450 grant. Award also includes a registration waiver and a year of online membership (to begin after award has been granted). Applicants cannot have received another SoE award within the past three years.

Applications are due by January 15, 2020 January 31, 2020.

Student Conference Travel Award Application

The Undergraduate Ethnobiologist award is given to a keen undergraduate ethnobiologist who will sit on our Board as an appointed "Student Advisor." The student should come with ideas and energy to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society. This is a one-year position that comes with a one-year membership in the Society, a waiver for our Society of Ethnobiology annual meeting registration, accommodation for 3 nights during the conference, and $250 USD to put towards travel. If you feel you are well suited for this position, or know a student who is, send a one-page (maximum) letter to the Society of Ethnobiology Awards Coordinator explaining who you are, your interest in ethnobiology, and your ideas to increase undergraduate student involvement in our Society. Applications are due by January 31, 2020, and should be submitted via the online form (link below). Questions? Contact awards@ethnobiology.org.

Undergraduate Ethnobiologist Award Nomination Form

The Society of Ethnobiology announces its Distinguished Ethnobiologist award to honor an ethnobiologist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of ethnobiology and advancing the goals of the Society. In recognition of these contributions, the recipient will be awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the Society of Ethnobiology. The recipient of the award (or in special circumstances, a representative of the winner) shall present an address at the annual meeting the year of his/her selection.  All travel expenses will be covered by the Society of Ethnobiology. Please submit the nomination materials electronically by January 31, 2020:

  1. a letter of nomination of no more than 500 words, including a short biographical sketch of the nominee, and
  2. a current CV of the nominee.

The nomination materials can be submitted via the online nomination form. Questions? Contact awards@ethnobiology.org

Distinguished Ethnobiologist Award Nomination Form