The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant
The Kuczaj Memorial Fund supports the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant. The grant is administered in memory of Dr. Stan Kuczaj, who was a leader in the study of comparative animal cognition, particularly within marine mammals. Stan believed in pursuing challenging topics in human and animal cognition with rigor, candor, and the spirit of intellectual adventure. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is administered with the goal of preserving and promoting Stan’s interests and beliefs in scientific pursuit.
Applicants for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant must:
- Be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the application.
- Have their abstract accepted for presentation at the Conference on Comparative Cognition.
- Submit their abstract for evaluation and ranking.
- Provide evidence of graduate enrollment. The Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant is determined through a competitive ranking process based upon the quality of the abstracts submitted.
Grants are for $500 in travel allowances to be applied toward conference fees, food and lodging, or travel expenses.
This Year's Award Recipient
Sarah, from Canton, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Sarah is currently a doctoral candidate in the Cognitive and Behavioral Science program at Auburn University. Her primary research is on canine cognition with a focus on olfactory learning and memory and its relatedness to the applied fields of canine aging and detection dog suitability.