Applications for the 2020 ISAZ Martha Bryant Student Travel Award are closed.

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 2020 award will grant travel funds (up to $300 depending upon need) to students in support of their travel to the 2020 ISAZ Conference in Liverpool, UK.

Applications due:  February 21, 2020

Awards announced after abstract acceptance

Criteria for Martha Bryant Student Travel Award:

  1. Students must be current ISAZ student members.
  2. Students must not be fully supported from another source for ISAZ conference travel.
  3. Preference will be given to students who have not received previous support from ISAZ in the past 2 years.
  4. Students must be the presenting author on a 2020 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 including both the below letter and the submitted abstract to the 2020 ISAZ Conference, must be submitted to by 5:00pm (PST) on February 21, 2020.

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, no grant or other full travel support for attending the ISAZ Conference.

Statement of need: need for conference travel assistance.


Jennifer Applebaum

University of Florida, USA

Angela Matijczak

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


Danielle M. Brown

Canisius College, USA

Kerri Rodriguez

Purdue University, USA


Megan LaFollette

Purdue University, USA

Taryn Graham

University of Calgary, Canada