Grant opportunities


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 Request for Cal-Neva Donations or Sponsorship_2019.


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.  In 2020 the following dates apply: Application open period from February 10-April 3, 2020, with a 2-week review period, and 2 weeks for the Grant Committee to make selections.   For more information please click here: Cal-Neva Small Grants Program_2020.


Travel Awards 2020 

The AFS California Nevada Chapter (Cal-Neva) Travel Award provides monetary awards for deserving applicants to support their attendance at the American Fisheries Society Cal-Neva Chapter Annual Meeting. The 2020 meeting will be held in Folsom, California on March 15 – 17, 2020.

Any member of the AFS who is active in fisheries, environmental sciences and management, or related aquatic disciplines is 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 applicants who are Students or Early Professionals, who are AFS members of good standing, who are presenting their research or attending trainings essential to their development, and who establish financial need. Travel support of up to $500.00 will be made available for up to two successful applicants for 2020.

There are two parts to the application. The applicant fills out Part I of the application. 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 application separately from the applicant.

For questions and/or additional information, contact Shawn Acuña at (310) 938-7966 or via email at [email protected] .

Both part I (professional form) and part II (employer form) of the completed application must be received no later than February 7, 2020 at 5:00pm PST.

Download Part I Cal_Neva_Travel_Application-2020_01122020 and Part II Cal-Neva_Advisor-or-employer_Application_2020_01122020 of the travel award application.