Latornell Conservation Symposium Grants Are Available

The Latornell Conservation Symposium Grant (Latornell Grant) was established in memory of A.D. Latornell to support students and active conservation community members so that they may attend the annual Symposium. The Latornell Steering Committee selects and awards grant recipients based on the eligibility criteria and demonstration of need.

The Latornell Grant strives to support the participation and inclusion of Indigenous, Black, and other underrepresented groups to attend the annual Symposium. Creating welcoming opportunities for professional development, diverse perspectives, and meaningful conversations and partnerships to flourish strengthens collaborations and allows everyone to thrive professionally and collectively.

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  • Applicants must demonstrate that they could not attend the Symposium without the grant.
  • Applicants must submit a complete application form and one letter of reference before the application deadline on Friday, July 26, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Successful applicants must commit to attending the Symposium. Grants are non-transferable to other individuals.
  • Successful applicants are encouraged to complete and return an evaluation following the Symposium. Responses are used to identify opportunities to enhance the Latornell Grant program.


  • One two-day registration package, including keynote luncheon, sessions and workshops, meals and refreshments, exhibitors, and student poster competition.
  • One-night hotel accommodation within proximity of the event venue.
  • Transportation is not included.


  • Complete the Latornell Grant Application!
  • Provide one reference letter.
  • Student applicants are encouraged to provide a letter of reference from a professor or instructor, including contact information.
  • If from a non-profit, community conservation organization, Indigenous organization, or community, please provide a letter of support from a direct report or a community leader, including contact information.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Submit your Grant Application

Grant Application
Please check all that apply:
Can you attend the Latornell Conservation Symposium without the support of the grant?
Have you received a Latornell Conservation Symposium grant in the past?
Are you receiving financial support from another source to attend the Latornell Conservation Symposium?
Have you submitted a presentation or webinar proposal to this year’s Latornell Conservation Symposium?
Have you included a professional letter of reference?
Do you identify as Indigenous?
Do you identify as a visible minority?
Do you have a disability that requires accommodation?

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