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February 12, 2017: Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant

Applications are currently being accepted for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant, which is given to students attending the Conference on Comparative Cognition. The grant is administered in memory of Dr. Stan Kuczaj, who was a leader in the study of comparative animal cognition, particularly within marine mammals. Stan believed in pursuing challenging topics in human and animal cognition with rigor, candor, and the spirit of intellectual adventure. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is administered with the goal of preserving and promoting Stan’s interests and beliefs in scientific pursuit.

Applicants for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant must: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the application, 2) have their abstract accepted for presentation at the Conference on Comparative Cognition, 3) submit their abstract for evaluation and ranking, and 4) provide evidence of graduate enrollment. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is determined through a competitive ranking process based upon the quality of the abstracts submitted.

Grants are for $500 in travel allowances to be applied toward conference fees, food and lodging, or travel expenses. Two grants will be awarded and grantees will be selected and notified of the award by March 15, 2017. Applications must be submitted to Dr. Heather Hill ( no later than February 28, 2017.

For more information on the Kuczaj Memorial Fund, or to make a donation, please visit