Student travel awards

Are awarded for travel to the Palynological Society’s Annual Meetings

The AASP – The Palynological Society is pleased to announce its Student Travel Awards program for 2024. These awards are designed to support travel for student members who intend to present a talk or poster at the annual meeting in Montpellier, France, 24-28 June 2024.

The amount of funding awarded to successful applicants varies and is based on their needs.

Application procedure

Please download the application form

Part A of this form is to be completed by the student, and Part B by the student’s faculty supervisor. Applications must be accompanied by a photograph of the student (*.jpeg format) for publication in the society’s newsletter.


The applicant’s supervisor must submit both parts A and B  either as Word or PDF file to                                            

Awards Committee Chair:
Marie L. Thomas, Ph.D. (Houston, USA)

Please ensure that you have completed both parts A and B of this application form.

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2024. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. As per society awards policy, only students who are registered AASP – TPS members are eligible to apply. Applications from non-members will not be accepted.

We are requiring a detailed budget in this year’s application. Please thoroughly research all expenses associated with travel to the U.S. including visas, travel documents (passports),vaccinations, transportation (airfare and ground transportation), hotels/lodging, and meals. Applications without an itemized budget will be rejected.

To visit the United States, visitors will need either an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) or a visa.

Please keep in mind when applying for a visa that it can be a timely process and if you plan on attending the conference, we encourage you to start as soon as possible.