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ESA Annual Meeting


The SEEDS Program offers two types of funded travel awards to attend the ESA Annual Meeting:

Application deadline is March 10, 2023 at midnight. 

Awards defray expenses to attend the ESA Annual Meeting. ESA-SEEDS Participation Awards are funded through support of the National Science Foundation and ESA member donations. 

ESA is the nation’s leading professional society of ecologists, representing 10,000 scientists, researchers, policy-makers and managers from the United States and over 50 other nations. The ESA Annual Meeting draws more than 3,500 professionals from around the world to participate in scientific presentations, symposia, workshops, field trips, and a trade show. It provides an excellent venue to engage students and faculty in one of the most important facets of science – communicating ideas and new knowledge with the scientific community.

SEEDS specific events at the Annual Meeting include an orientation meeting and dinner, a mixer, and a breakfast for participants and mentors. Other highlighted events include a diversity luncheon and student events such as section meetings and mixers.

Annual Meeting Packages – Sponsor a student to attend! 

In addition to the limited SEEDS Undergraduate Student Participation Awards to the ESA Meeting, we would like to invite institutions to think about sponsoring students to the ESA Annual Meeting from August 6-11, 2023. We strongly encourage you to seek support from your university/college to provide funds for an outstanding student. It will be a great opportunity to interact with the world’s largest network of professional ecologists and diversity mentoring program in the field in a virtual setting.  Staff will welcome your students to all SEEDS events and interact with the rest of the participants and will arrange an ESA meeting mentor for them as well.

  • Full package: includes airfare, hotel accommodations (6 nights), stipend, an ESA meeting mentor, meeting registration and student membership – $1800
  • Partial package: includes an ESA meeting mentoring, meeting registration and student membership – $500

For more information about our packages and sponsoring a student, please contact us at

The 108th ESA Annual Meeting – ESA for ALL Ecologist will be held in Portland, Oregon from August 6-11, 2023.


Funding for this event is provided by the National Science Foundation and ESA member donations.