Student Travel Grants

Final Call for Applications

Applications are invited from undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars to visit participating institutions and collaborators to conduct research and engage in training on the macroecology of infectious diseases:

Who do you want to work with?

Proposals (2 pages) should describe
(a) applicant name, affiliation and current research;
(b) proposed PI and institution for collaboration/training;
(c) nature of the proposed research and activities;
(d) timeline (including end date), milestones and budget;
(e) expected product(s);
(f) the benefit to the individual of conducting the research at the proposed location; and
(g) a brief letter of support from proposed mentor.

To be most competitive, applicants should explain how their proposed research is synergistic with the core questions of the RCN including (but not limited to):
1. How should host-parasite biodiversity, occurrence and host breadth be quantified?
2. What is the global distribution of parasite /pathogen biodiversity?
3. What drives variation in parasite /pathogen biodiversity and endemism?
4. How will patterns of parasite /pathogen biodiversity change in the future?

Awards may cover lodging, per diem and transportation to the research institution. The awards are capped at $2,000.

Applications will be accepted at any time between now and August 31, 2018.  E-mail them to Patrick Stephens (prsteph at  All projects will  need to be completed no later than June  30 2019 to ensure that we can issue refunds for travel expenses before the final end date of the RCN.