Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Speaker Stipends

Our groups and networks offer a small number of stipends to help defray costs for their speakers at the meeting. Recipients can use stipends for transportation, lodging, meals, and registration.

In 2024, we are using the same application form for all stipend and grant applicants. If you qualify for Stout or Kress international funding, please fill out the relevant sections in the application. If you only want to be considered for speaker stipends funded by specialty groups, then you may ignore the other questions.

Submission Deadline: December 15



  • Must be a speaker at a session planned by one of the 9 specialty groups     
  • Must be an in-person speaker at our annual meeting
  • Must demonstrate financial need

Application Process 

Officers for each group will review applications and may prioritize students, recent graduates, and those who have not received funding within the past three years.

Application Sections:

  1. Applicant Information
  2. Budget

Applicants can save and complete their application at a later time. They must click “Submit” to submit their application. Applicants cannot edit submitted forms.