Each year The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology (SNVB) provides one scholarship of up to $1000 to an undergraduate or graduate student conducting vertebrate research within the geographic scope of the society: northwestern North America west of the Great Plains and north of the Mojave Desert.

Scholarships are intended to support expenses associated with the proposed research project including but not limited to travel, equipment, and supplies. Tuition and stipends for student living expenses may be considered, however proposals requesting salary support will not. Students must be enrolled in an accredited institution, degree seeking, and be a member of SNVB.  Proposals from students at institutions within the geographic scope of the society are strongly encouraged.

Applicants may become a member at the time of application. The recipient will be announced at the society’s annual meeting, which typically occurs in the spring. Recipients are expected to either present their findings at an SNVB annual meeting or submit a manuscript of publication in the society’s journal, Northwestern Naturalist, within three years of receiving the scholarship. Registration or page fees may be waived if other funding or institutional support is not available.

Applications are due on January 15th each year prior to the annual meeting.

See also the links to the scholarship application guidelines and past recipients pages.

Thanks for your interest in SNVB and best wishes in your academic and professional pursuits!