Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to present the results of their research in the platform or poster competitions at the NASBR Symposium. Students must be the principal investigator of the research and listed as the first author. Papers and posters will be judged on their scientific merits and clarity of presentation. To enter the student awards competitions, students must register by checking the appropriate box on the abstract submission form before the abstract deadline. Please consider completing your entry and registration well before the deadline to avoid possible complications – no late entry to the student awards competition will be accepted. The competition is adjudicated by a panel of anonymous judges and all decisions of the judges are final.
Student competition presentations are normally on Thursday, the first day of the conference.
A student may enter a platform paper in the student awards competition one (1) time during a given candidacy for a degree program (once as a bachelor's degree candidate, once as a Master's degree candidate, and once as Ph.D. candidate). Similarly, a student may enter a poster for student awards competition one (1) time during a given degree candidacy. Adherence to the one time per degree policy is by honor system. Students entering competition must acknowledge a statement on the registration form indicating that they affirm that they meet these qualifications.
Each award includes a certificate and a check for $500
Basically Bats Wildlife Conservation Society Award
Bat Conservation International Award
Bat Research News Award
Luis F. Bacardi Bat Conservation Award
NASBR Karl F. Koopman Award
A poster on any any aspect of the biology of bats.
Titley Scientific Award
White-nose Syndrome Research Award
NASBR thanks the generous contributions of the sponsors above for encouraging undergraduate and graduate research on bats.