• Student Awards and Grants

Application questions? Contact Nikki Castleberry:



  • What is the Student Travel Award Program?

The Southeastern Bat Diversity Network (SBDN) established an annual Student Travel Award in 2006 to financially assist one student attending the North American Symposium on Bat Research (NASBR). If you are a student enrolled in a university in the Southeastern US and are planning to give an oral or poster presentation at NASBR in 2017, you are qualified to apply for a student travel award from SBDN.

  • How to Apply?

For information on the award and the application process, download the SBDN Student Award application.

  • Who to Contact?

Send applications to Nikki Castleberry via email (neotoma@uga.edu) or snail mail. E-mail submissions are preferred. Contact Nikki Castleberry if you have questions. Phone: 706-255-4841.

Nikki Castleberry
Southeastern Wildlife Disease Study
589 D.W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

Krusac-Belwood Student Research Award

The Krusac-Belwood Award was created in 2023 with an endowment fund established by Jacqueline J. Belwood and Dennis L. Krusac through the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network (SBDN). Its goal is to provide a single annual award of $2,000 to an upper-level undergraduate or master’s level student to support field-based ecological research on bats in the southeastern United States.

More information about the award and application process may be found here.