2017 Conference Awards and Waivers

NEW Student Conference Travel Award

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 February 15, 2017.


NEW Indigenous People’s Conference Travel Award

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 a presentation at the annual Society of Ethnobiology’s conference by an Indigenous person. 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 February 15, 2017.


Barbara Lawrence Award for Best Student Paper

Every year, the Society offers a cash prize for the best student paper or poster (and accompanying research paper) at the Annual meetings. Students who wish to be considered for this award should submit their abstracts by January 15, 2017. Students who have had their abstracts accepted, please upload your papers or posters (in MS Word or PowerPoint format) by May 1, 2017. For upload instructions, please visit PowerPoint Presentation Upload Instructions. To be considered for the award, please check the appropriate box when you upload your paper/poster. In addition, please include proof of student status (pdf image of student ID, for example) or recent graduation with your entry (you can upload it with your paper/poster).

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Best Ethnobiology Poster Award

Poster Guidelines

Never made a poster before? No worries. Follow this link to download a .pdf of how to make a poster. Maximum poster size is 4 feet x 4 feet (1.21 x 1.21 meters). Posters must be flat.

Click here for a Powerpoint poster template.


Conference Fee Waivers

The Society of Ethnobiology is offering a limited number of waivers for people presenting papers or posters at the 2017 conference in Montreal, Canada. 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 following application form which is available on the Registration page prior to January 15, 2017. Consideration will be given based on the order in which applications are received.