Wildlife Disease Association


Student Grants

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Student Chapter Grants

The Student Activities Committee (SAC) organizes and awards these annual grants to facilitate student involvement in the activities of their local chapter.

Student Chapter grants are offered on an application basis and applications are evaluated by subcommittees of the SAC.  To provide equal opportunity, student chapters cannot receive a grant two (2) years in a row.

Grants offered:

Seed Grant: These $500 USD grants are available during two (2) different grant cycles per year and can be awarded to 2 student chapters per cycle.  They require a less structured budget and must be used within a year after the award is announced.

Blossom GrantThese $1,000 USD grants are awarded once a year with two (2) awarded each cycle. They  require a more detailed budget and must be used within 18 months after the award is announced..

Student Membership Grants

The Student Activities Committee offers a yearly Section Membership Grant. This provides either current or new students with 1-year WDA student membership so that they can be an active member of WDA and their geographic section. In 2024, we are keen to encourage students from Eastern Europe to apply. This includes students from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, European Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Applications from students in these countries close December 15, 2023. 

Student Travel Grants - Section Conferences

These travel grants are available to help students travel to their local Section conferences.  These grants are timed to coincide with the Section conferences so check your section website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for details on upcoming opportunities..

Student Travel Grants - WDA Annual Conference

The Student Activities Committee Student Travel Grants provide a grant to assist student members with travel to the Annual International WDA conference, especially to those who may not be eligible to apply for the competitive WDA student awards.