Beginning this year, The Rattlesnake Conservancy and Save The Snakes are teaming up to offer research grants, travel grants, and monetary awards for best presentations! Grants and awards will be based on monetary proceeds from the symposium and are subject to change.
Along with awards for the best overall and student presentations, recipients will receive a financial grant to help further their research programs.
Royjan passed away in 2019 leaving behind a legacy of snake conservation in Kenya as part of Bio-Ken and managing the James Ashe Antivenom Trust. The Royjan Taylor Grant Fund was created to provide support to the James Ashe Antivenom Trust and to other snake conservation projects in Africa. Funds raised for this grant program will be divided 50% to the James Ashe Antivenom Fund and 50% to other snake conservation projects in Africa.
Royjan Taylor Memorial Grant Fund
Global Achievement in Venomous Herpetology Grant
The Global Achievement in Venomous Herpetology Grant will be provided, along with an award, to an individual or group that have made a significant impact in venomous herpetology research, conservation, or partnerships. The Grant will be based on proceeds from the symposium and will vary annually.
Every year, The Rattlesnake Conservancy will select presenters to be recipients of travel grants. Applications for travel grants will open by May 2020.