Scholarship Opportunities

Annual Scholarship Opportunities

TCS Fellowships in Graduate Studies

TCS annually awards up to six US$1000 Fellowships in Graduate Studies in any field on the biology of crustaceans. The fellowship is to support the research objectives and career goals of the student. This award requires a letter of support from their faculty sponsor/mentor. Both the student and their faculty sponsor/mentor must be a TCS member at the time of application.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 March annually. Download the fellowship application.

TCS Student Travel Awards

TCS annually awards a maximum of ten (10) US$500 awards to support student attendance at TCS meetings (SICB, Summer Mid-Year, or ICC). Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, be the presenter of an oral or poster presentation at the TCS meeting they attend and demonstrate financial need for TCS support of travel to the meeting. Both the student and their faculty sponsor/mentor must be a TCS member at the time of application.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 March annually. Download the student travel application.

TCS Early-Career/Post-PhD Travel Awards

TCS annually awards up to three US$1500 travel grants for early-career researchers with a Ph.D. awarded within 5 years of the application deadline. Extension of up to 8 years post-Ph.D. will be considered at the discretion of the Program Officer for applicants having taken a career break for family reasons. The grants shall cover travel to present, preferably in oral session, results of their research in any field of study involving crustaceans at a TCS meeting (SICB, Mid-Year, or ICC). Applications that will result in a manuscript suitable for publication in the Journal of Crustacean Biology will be given preference.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 31 March annually. Download the early-career travel application.

For additional information about any of the above awards please contact Dr. Joanne Taylor, Program Officer. jtaylor@museum.vic.gov.au

Francesca Gherardi Prize 2017


Awarded annually by the Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy.

Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize 2017

The Francesca Gherardi Memorial Prize of 5,000 Euro is an annual award, given by the Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy, to a young researcher who demonstrates outstanding ability in the fields of Crustacean Behaviour and/or Invasion Biology.


The late Professor Francesca Gherardi passed away suddenly on February 14th, 2013. Before her death, she had been in the process of conducting outstanding, internationally recognised research on Crustacean Behaviour and the Biology of Invasive Alien Species. She taught Zoology and the Conservation of Natural Resources at the University of Florence, and deserved the title of Full Professor, which unfortunately arrived too late. Her friends' hope is that the research she began will continue, and that her name and friendly, enthusiastic personality can serve as an example to young researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers.


The prize money is donated by the Gherardi family in memory of their beloved relative. The prize commemorates Prof. Dr Francesca Gherardi, and is in recognition of the fine example that she set for young scientists.

Applications for the 2016 prize for research in the field of Crustacean Behaviour are open to researchers under 40, of all nationalities, lacking permanent positions. The closing date for submissions is 30 November 2016.


Submissions in electronic format only are to be sent to:
Prof. Felicita Scapini

Department of Biology
University of Florence,
 Via Romana 17, 50125
 Italy
felicita.scapini@unifi.it

For further information visit their website at: http://www.bio.unifi.it/vp-118-francesca-gherardi-prize.html