Undergraduate Travel Awards

2013 ESA Meeting group SEEDSTo support and promote the participation of underrepresented students in the field of ecology, ESA offers Undergraduate Student Travel Awards to participate in the ESA Annual Meeting.

The 100th ESA Annual Meeting – Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from August 9-14, 2015. 




Who is eligible to apply?

  • Undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups – as well as other students – with a demonstrated commitment to the program’s mission
  • Undergraduate students enrolled in an institution within the United Sates
  • students who graduated in December or May in the same academic year of the meeting for which they’re applying

Participants are selected based on academic promise, interest in exploring a career in ecology, potential for serving as a mentor and teacher, and demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented students.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in ecology
  • submit abstracts to present at the meeting (poster, oral or special presentations) – Submit HERE! Submit before applying below.
  • exhibit promise in contributing to the ecology program at their home institution or in their community
  • show promise as an educator or mentor

The meeting experience is enhanced for students by pairing them with a meeting mentor – who is an ESA member graduate student or ecologist – and providing an alumni network to help them gain the most from the meeting experience.

Application Requirements:

  • Contact Information
  • Academic Information
  • Meeting Information (If you are presenting, we require that you submit your abstract number or URL address).  Submit your presentation HERE before completing the application below.
  • Letter of Recommendation (to be sent to seeds@esa.org)
  • Resume (PDF or Word documents preferred – add your name to the document title)
  • An Essay (500 word max.)


Deadline for application: March 2, 2015.

Deadline for Letter of Recommendation: March 6, 2015.