Ernest E. Williams Grant Fund
The Herpetologists’ League is pleased to announce competitive grants for graduate student research. These awards are named in honor of the late Ernest E. Williams, the first Distinguished Herpetologist of The Herpetologists’ League. An award ($500.00 maximum amount) will be presented to one winner in each category: Behavior; Conservation; Ecology; Physiology; Morphology/Systematics
Herpetologists' League Graduate Student Research Award
The Herpetologists' League holds an annual competition for the Graduate Research Award. Up to five prizes are possible each year.
Jones-Lovich Grant in Southwestern Herpetology
The Herpetologists' League holds an annual competition for the Jones-Lovich Grant in Southwestern Herpetology. A $1000 grant is offers to student members to support herpetological field research in the American Southwest.
Raymond D. Semlitsch Research Award
The Herpetologists’ League is initiating a competitive research award for assistant professors and others in equivalent positions at research institutions in memory of Raymond D. Semlitsch, a consummate field ecologist and experimental biologist who dedicated his life’s work to understanding the ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles. Ray Semlitsch spent the last 20 years of his career at the University of Missouri-Columbia examining ecological questions that could offer management solutions for the conservation of amphibians, and our understanding of amphibians is richer from his efforts. The Raymond D. Semlitsch Research Award will support research on the ecology, evolution, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, with particular interest in research on contemporary questions that helps bridge disciplines and that incorporates manipulative, experimental approaches. Funding for this award was initiated by one of Ray’s early mentors in his research career, Dr. James R. Spotila. The award will be accompanied by a $5,000 research grant to be administered by the recipient’s university or equivalent research institution.