Travel Awards

Each year, the Association of Field Ornithologists provides travel awards to help defray part or all of the costs necessary to attend and present an oral paper or poster at an annual meeting. Check the upcoming meeting website for information.

Previous Award Recipients:

Congratulations to the following individuals who received travel awards to present their research at the joint AFO/WOS meeing in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Aidala, Zachary – CUNY-Hunter College
  • Alza, Carissa – State University of New York
  • Atuo, Fidelis – Oklahoma State University
  • Baillie, Sarah – Villanova University
  • Borowske, Alyssa – University of Connecticut
  • Botta, Richard – Florida Atlantic University
  • Calle, Leonard – Florida Atlantic University
  • Eldredge, Christine – Villanova University
  • Fitzgerald, Alyssa – State University of New York at Albany
  • Frevola, Danielle – Northern Kentucky University
  • Goodwin, Sarah – University of Massachusetts
  • Hilberg, Laura – Antioch University New England
  • Holzschuh, Jennalee – SUNY College at Brackport
  • Jones, Blake – University of Memphis
  • Ju, Chenghui – City University of New York
  • Jung, Ki – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Kelemen, Evan – Villanova University
  • Kent, Cody – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ladin, Zachary – University of Delaware
  • Matthews, Alix – Rhodes College
  • Muellerklein, Oliver – University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Newberry, Gretchen – University of South Dakota
  • Oliver, Kristen – Coker College
  • Rauschmeier, Kelly – Wilkes University
  • Rune, Sean – University of Maine-Orono
  • Ruskin, Katharine – University of Maine
  • Schaming, Taza – Cornell University
  • Sinnott, Emily – Oklahoma State University
  • Slover, Christina – West Virginia University
  • Tong, Lainga – CUNY-Hunter College
  • Warning, Nathaniel – University of Northern Colorado
  • Wheeler, Maria – Duquesne University
  • Wolfe, Jared – Louisiana State University

Congratulations to the following ten students who received travel awards to present their research at the AFO meeting in Venus, Florida.

  • Burnett, Jessica – University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Commons, Kelly – Millikin University
  • Fowler, Jessica – Arkansas State University
  • Furfey, Brehan – Arkansas State University
  • Helton, Lauren – Arkansas State University
  • Laughlin, Andrew – Tulane University
  • Liberati, Marjorie – Ohio State University
  • Peterson, Michelle – Florida Atlantic University
  • Toriani Moura, Emily Jean- Universidad do Vale do Rio dos Sinos
  • Wynia, Amy – Arkansas State University

Congratulations to the following students who received travel awards to present their research at the NAOC meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Akresh, Michael – University of Massachusetts
  • Aldinger, Kyle – West Virginia University
  • Alessi, Sarah – Western Michigan University
  • Andersen, Michael J. – University of Kansas
  • Batdorf, Katharine E. – Ohio State University
  • Battiston, Matthew – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Benham, Phred – University of New Mexico
  • Bitton, Pierre-Paul – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Block, Nicholas – University of Chicago
  • Boggie, Matthew A – University of Arizona
  • Bradley, David W – University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Brown, Clare E. – Louisiana State University
  • Byrd, Allison – University of Maine
  • Carbó Ramírez, Pilar – Universitaria Col. Carboneras, México
  • Carter, Jeff – Fort Hays State University, KS
  • Casady, Mery – University of Nebraska – Kearney
  • Celis-Murillo, Antonio – University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana
  • Chiavacci, Scott J. – University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana
  • Chin, Andrew – York University, Toronto
  • Claassen, Andrea H. – University of Minnesota
  • Cline, Mason – University of Georgia
  • Cohen, Emily B. – University of Southern Mississippi
  • Conkling, Tara – Mississippi State University
  • Cornett, Christina – University of Hawai`i
  • Correll, Maureen – University of Maine
  • Covino, Kristen M. – University of Southern Mississippi
  • Cuervo, Andrés M. – Louisiana State University
  • Culp, Leah – University of Maine
  • Curry, Claire M. – University of Oklahoma
  • DaCosta, Jeffrey – Boston University
  • DeLeon, Emma – Louisiana State University
  • DeLuca, William V. – University of Massachusetts
  • Dickinson, Matthew – College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor ME
  • DuBay, Shane G. – University of New Mexico
  • Dybala, Kristen E. , University of California, Davis
  • Fidorra, Jason , University of Florida
  • Furfey, Brehan C. – Arkansas State University
  • Gammie, Kevyn – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Garcia-Perez, Belen – University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
  • Guindre-Parker, Sarah – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Hale, Jennifer – Ohio State University
  • Ham Dueñas, José Gerardo – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Harvey, Michael G. – Louisiana State University
  • Hayes, Matthew A. – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Heiss, Rebecca S. – University of Memphis
  • Hernandez Vega, Norma Joyce – Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, MX
  • Herrera-Alsina, Leonel – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Holoubek, Nathan – Emporia State University, KS
  • Hosner, Peter A. – University of Kansas
  • Jones, Clark D. – University of Georgia
  • Jones, Matthew – University of Wyoming
  • Jorgensen, Christopher F. – University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  • Kearns, Laura J. – Ohio State University
  • Keller, Judith I. – University of Delaware
  • Kelly, Janice – Texas Tech University
  • Kern, Rebecca – University of Delaware
  • Keyel, Alexander – Tufts University
  • Kobiela, Megan – College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Kouwenberg, Amy-Lee – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Ladin, Zachary S. – University of Delaware
  • Lain, Emily J. – University of Southern Mississippi
  • LaManna, Joseph A. – University of Montana
  • Landoll, Diane V. – University of Oklahoma
  • Langin, Katie – Colorado State University
  • LeClair, Dayna – University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Lehmicke, Anna Joy J. – University of Georgia
  • Long, Ashley M. – Texas A&M University
  • Lukianchuk, Katrina – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Macdonald, Christie A. – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Madliger, Christine – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Malpass, Jennifer – Ohio State University
  • Manthey, Joseph D. – University of Kansas
  • Mason, Nicholas A. – San Diego State University
  • McDermott, Molly – Ohio State University
  • McKim-Louder, Matt – University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana
  • McKinnon, Emily A. – York University, Toronto
  • Méndez-Aranda, Daniel – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Miller, Sara Johnson – Arkansas State University
  • Mitchell, Greg – University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Morrison, Ashley – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC
  • Narango, Desiree L. – Ohio State University
  • Nolte, Eric – Boise State University
  • Paprocki, Neil – Boise State University
  • Phillips, Jennifer Nicole – California State University
  • Rega, Christine C. – University of Delaware
  • Reiley, Bryan M – University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana
  • Robertson, Ellen – University of Maine
  • Rodríguez Hernández, Karla Maryan – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Rowse, Linnea M. – Ohio State University
  • Ruskin, Katharine – University of Maine
  • Sari, Eloisa Helena Reis – University of Missouri
  • Saunders, Sarah – University of Minnesota
  • Seeholzer, Glenn F. – Louisiana State University
  • Sheehan, James – West Virginia University
  • Shlepr, Katherine R. – College of the Atlantic; Bar Harbor, ME
  • Slager, David L. – Ohio State University
  • Smetzer, Jennifer R. – University of Massachusetts
  • Sosa-Lopez, Jose Roberto – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Stanley, Calandra Q – York University, Toronto
  • Stanton, Jr., Richard A. – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Stewart , Laura – Texas A&M University
  • Stirnemann, Rebecca – Massey University, New Zealand
  • Stoklosa, Samantha – Ohio State University
  • Stromko, Caitlyn – York College of Pennsylvania
  • Stryjewski, Katherine Faust – Boston University
  • Stutzman, Ryan J. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Sumasgutner, Petra – University of Vienna
  • Sustaita, Diego – University of Connecticut
  • Thompson, Sarah – University of Minnesota
  • Ungvari-Martin, Judit – Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Urban, Elizabeth – University of Arizona
  • Wagner, Jennifer – Ball State University
  • Wails, Christy – Pennsylvania State University
  • Walker, Lauren E. – University of Washington
  • Wallace, Sarah J. – Queen’s University, Kingston ON
  • Whitney, Suzanne E. – Texas State University
  • Wiest, Whitney A. – University of Delaware
  • William-Sieg, Kelly – Ohio University
  • Wright, Stephanie G. – Ohio State University
  • Wyman, Katherine E. – University of Minnesota
  • Zenzal Jr., Theodore J. – University of Southern Mississippi
  • Zhang, Yufeng – University of South Dakota
  • Bolen, Donella – Ohio State University
  • Brulez, Kaat – University of Birmingham UK
  • Girma Mengesha, Debsu – York University, Toronto
  • Huffeldt, Nicholas Per – Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Ricketts, Catherine E. – University of Georgia
  • Setash, Casey – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Yorzinski, Jessica – UC Davis
  • Abernathy, Virginia E. – Western Illinois University
  • Anderson, Alexandra M. – Boise State University
  • Baldo, Sarah – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Beasley, Camille – University of Georgia
  • Billerman, Shawn M. – University of Wyoming
  • Bolus, Rachel – University of Massachusetts
  • Bribiesca Formisano, Rafael – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Buck, Kenton A. – College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • Buckley, Shannon – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Cerame, Blain A. – Louisiana State University
  • Chen, Nancy – Cornell University
  • Contina, Andrea – University of Oklahoma
  • Contreras-González, Ana María – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Cunningham, Jenny – University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Duffie, Caroline V. – Louisiana State University
  • Duffy, Christine – Prescott College, AZ
  • Eason, David M. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Flahr, Leanne – University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
  • Flórez-Rodríguez, Alexander – University of Los Andes, Columbia
  • Garcia, Jeff – University of Wyoming
  • Gómez Rosas, Leticia – Universidad Autónoma de Hidalgo MX
  • Graham, Brendan – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Hallworth, Michael T. – Smithsonian Institution
  • Hanson, Matthew – Florida Atlantic University
  • Hatt, Joanna L – University of Georgia
  • Hird, Sarah M. – Louisiana State University
  • Irumba Odd, Immaculate – Makerere University College, Uganda
  • Joos, Cara – University of Missouri
  • Kwon, Eunbi – Kansas State University
  • Lait, Linda – Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Laughlin, Andrew J. – Tulane University, New Orleans
  • Leveau, Lucas Matias – Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • López Segoviano, Gabriel – Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, MX
  • Ludlow, Sarah M.- University of Regina, Sask
  • Luzuriaga, Nivia – Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle France
  • McCabe, Jennifer – University of Maine
  • Montes-Medina, Adolfo Christian- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Newell, Patti- University of Georgia
  • Ng, Janet – University of Alberta
  • Odom, Karan – University of Maryland
  • Oswald, Jessica A. – University of Florida
  • Pomfret, James – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC
  • Rico-Guevara, Alejandro – University of Connecticut
  • Riordan, Maggie – University of Montana
  • Rivera-Ortíz, Francisco Alberto – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Roberts, Anthony – Utah State University
  • Robinson, Dianne – Texas A&M University
  • Rodríguez Colón, Ivelisse – University of Turabo, Puerto Rico
  • Rodríguez Flores, Claudia Isabel – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Runnells, Emily – University of Washington
  • Sandoval, Luis – University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
  • Saucier, Jacob R. – University of Wyoming
  • Smith, Kathryn N. – Texas A&M University
  • Soberanes-Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Ton, Riccardo – University of Montana
  • Tonra, Christopher M. – University of Maine
  • VanBeek, Kelly – University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana
  • VanZandt, Marie – University of Hawaii
  • Winger, Benjamin M. – University Chicago
  • Wu, Joanna X. – University of Hawaii

Congratulations to the following students who received travel awards from AFO to present their research at the joint meeting of the AFO and the Wilson Ornithological Society in Kearney, Nebraska.

  • Alamshah, Aubrey – Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Alsford, Catherine – Canisius College
  • Beck, Tyler – Florida Atlantic University
  • Boves, Than – University of Tennessee
  • Creasey, Melissa – Trent University
  • Dalisio, Anthony – Emporia State University
  • Grisham, Blake – Texas Tech University
  • Hayes, Matthew – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Horton, Kyle – Canisius College
  • Jedlicka, Julie – UCLA-Santa Cruz
  • Johnson, Erik – Louisiana State University
  • Kane, Stephanie – Fort Hays State University
  • Kearns, Laura – Ohio State University
  • Kelly, Janice – Texas Tech University
  • Klassen, Jessica – Texas A&M University
  • Lait, Linda – University of Lethbridge
  • Landoll, Diane – University of Oklahoma
  • Lorenz, Teresa – University of Idaho
  • Ma, Jennifer – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Maier, Monika – Utah State University
  • McCreedy, Chris – University of Arizona
  • McKay, Bailey – University of Minnesota
  • Ndlovu, Mduduzi – University of Cape Town
  • Oswald, Jessica – University of Florida
  • Per Huffeldt, Nicholas – University of Copenhagen
  • Peterson, Anna – University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Peterson, Stephen – Utah State University
  • Pipher, Emily – University of Manitoba
  • Pourtless, John – Florida State University
  • Rega, Christine – University of Delaware
  • Schaming, Taza – Cornell University
  • Schelsky, Wendy – University of Illinois
  • Shave, Megan – Stonehill College
  • Slager, David – Ohio State University
  • Sliwinski, Maggi – University of Manitoba
  • Sundar, Gopi – University of Minnesota
  • Thieme, Jennifer – Ohio State University
  • Thomas, Emily – Pennsylvania State University
  • Throop, Lauren – University of Wyoming
  • Tvardikova, Katerina – University of South Bohemia
  • Weber, Andrew – Pennsylvania State University
  • Willard, Karen – Ohio State University
  • Wolfe, Jared- Louisiana State University

Congratulations to the following students who received travel awards from AFO to present their research at the AFO meeting in Ogden, Utah.

  • Bowers, E. Keith – Illinois State University
  • Brodrick, Mallory J. – Sam Houston State University
  • Costa, Rute Alexandra Pais – Universidade do Minho, Braga
  • Croston, Rebecca – Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Kern, Rebecca – University of Delaware
  • Lait, Linda – University of Lethbridge
  • McClure, Christopher J. W. – Auburn University
  • McKim-Louder, Matt – University of Illinois
  • Robertson, Ellen – University of Maine
  • Rodríguez, Victor Hugo Mendoza – Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi
  • Townsend, Jason – Syracuse University
  • Vargas, Luis Esteban – Universidad de Costa Rica

Congratulations to the following students who received travel awards from AFO to present their research at the joint meeting of the AFO and the Wilson Ornithological Society in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Berg, Karl – Cornell University
  • Brittain, Ross – Indiana University
  • Forgues, Katy – Trent University
  • Kearns, Laura – Ohio State University
  • Kingston, Sarah – University of Maryland
  • LaPergola, Josh – Villanova University
  • Lohnes, Rebecca – Cornell University
  • Moody, Kara – Antioch University New England
  • Odom, Karan – University of Windsor
  • Pabian, Sarah – Pennsylvania State University
  • Ralston, Joel – SUNY Albany
  • van Els, Paul – Oklahoma State University
  • Wierda, Michael – Clemson University
  • Wright, Stephanie – Villanova University