ISAZ 2018

Travel Awards

Martha Bryant Student Travel Award

The Martha Bryant Student Travel Award was established in 2016 in memory of Martha (Marty) Bryant. Marty Bryant was our ISAZ beloved office manager and dear friend for many years. She passed away days before our 2016 annual conference after a severe stroke. Marty served as office manager for ISAZ for many years and was involved in most organizational processes. She is fondly remembered for her kindness, patience, and understanding. Students were particularly dear to Marty and in her honor, ISAZ established the Martha Bryant Memorial Student Travel Fund.

The 2018 award will grant $500 each to two students in support of their travel to the 2018 ISAZ Conference in Sydney.

Applications due:  January 18, 2018

Awards announced with abstract acceptance 

Criteria for Martha Bryant Student Travel Award:

1. Students must be current ISAZ student members.

2. Students must not be supported by grant or other full travel support for attending the ISAZ Conference.

3. Students must not have received previous support from ISAZ in the past 2 years.

4. Students must be the presenting author on a 2018 conference presentation or poster.  

As this is a merit award, recipients will be selected based on extent of ISAZ involvement, quality of presentation or poster abstract, and statement of need. 

Application Procedure

Application Submission (a pdf file) submitted to:

Applicants will submit a letter (1 page maximum, 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins, saved as a pdf file) with separate paragraphs using the following headings:

Personal information: name, contact information, name of college/university, degree program and area of study (e.g., Master’s Degree in Social Work), interest in anthrozoology.

Involvement in ISAZ: student membership, ISAZ involvement, title of presentation and/or poster submitted (attach copy of abstract), other involvement activities in ISAZ.

Confirmation statement: current ISAZ student membership, conference registration completed, no grant or other full travel support for attending the ISAZ Conference.

Statement of need: need for conference travel assistance. 

Applications must be submitted to by 5:00pm (PMT) on January 18, 2018.

MDPI-Animals Travel Award

The 2018 MDPI-Animals Travel Award sponsored by Animals ( has been established for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students to attend an international conference related to animal science in 2018. One awardee will be selected to receive 800 Swiss Francs.

Nominations for this award are currently being accepted (until 31 January 2018). Please find the details on candidates’ requirements and other criteria at: and email your application to

Animals is an international scientific Open Access journal, providing a platform for advances in research related to animal science and animal welfare. Animals is indexed by Scopus (Elsevier), Zoological Record (Thomson Reuters), AGORA (FAO), AGRIS (FAO), etc, and is one of NC3Rs endorsing members. For more information about this journal, please see: