Grant opportunities

Special Events & Donations

AFS Cal-Neva Donations and Sponsorships for Special Projects and Events. The AFS Cal-Neva Chapter may donate funds toward special projects, and contribute funds toward special events. Such projects and events must be aligned with the Cal-Neva Chapter mission, and may include meetings, workshops, and projects. All sponsorships and donations must be approved by the AFS Cal-Neva Executive Committee prior to their being awarded. Executive Committee Meetings are usually held on a monthly basis. Therefore, it is recommended that any request for sponsorship or contributions be submitted at least 2 months prior to the event to allow adequate time for approval and dispersal of funds. For further information, please see the Request for Donations or Sponsorship Form.

Small Project Grant Programs

ATTENTION MEMBERS: The Cal-Neva Chapter of AFS has created a ‘Small Grants Program’ to provide funding to fisheries-related projects in California and Nevada.  Our goal is to fund at least two grants, for a total of $3,000 across all grants.  This money can be used to get a project started or to supplement funding from other sources.  We are currently accepting applications and the deadline is March 1, 2019.  For more information please click here.

2019 Western Division AFS Small Project Grants

Please see this link for more information. Please see the attachment for more information and application process with the application deadline of April 1, 2019.

Travel Grants

Travel Awards 2019 

The AFS California-Nevada Chapter (Cal-Neva) Travel Awards provide monetary awards for deserving applicants to support their attendance of conferences, annual meetings, or workshops. Applicants who are active in fisheries, environmental sciences and management, or related aquatic disciplines are eligible to apply.  The Cal-Neva Executive Committee members will select up to two awardees.  Selection is based on academic qualifications, professional service, and reasons for travel.  Criteria for selection will give preference to for applicants who are AFS members of good standing, who are presenting their research or attending trainings essential to their development, and establish financial need. Travel support of up to $500.00 will be made available for up to two successful applicants for 2019.  In addition, all awardees must submit an article to the AFS newsletter, Pisces, summarizing the event which was identified for being the reason for travel, no later than 1 month after the event.

There are two parts to the application. The applicant fills out Part I of the form.  Part II of the application is a separate document and should be completed by the applicant’s academic advisor or employer. The advisor/employer will need to send Part II of the form separately from the applicant.  Completed applications must be received no later than February 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm PST.

Download Part I and Part II of the travel award application.


Western Division American Fisheries Society Travel Grants 2019

The Western Division of the American Fisheries Society is pleased to offer funding in the form of travel grants for the annual meeting in Reno, Nevada to be held September 29-October 3, 2019. Please visit our Western Division of the American Fisheries Society website for more information about the travel grants and to fill out an application: . The application period will be between February 1 and March 1, 2019. Winners will be notified by April 1, 2019.