Care Assistance Award: This award is intended to provide financial support for active ASM members whose responsibilities for care of dependents or need for assistance themselves would limit their ability to attend and present at the Annual Meeting.

President W. H. Burt established the Honoraria Committee in 1953 as the Committee on Honoraria for Graduate Students.  Its name was shortened to ‘Honoraria Committee’ in 1968. In 2012, awarding of travel awards was added to the committee’s function and the name was changed to the ‘Honoraria and Travel Awards Committee'; and in 2020, Care Assistance Travel Awards were added. Thus, the committee has several missions. The first is to select graduate students to be honored for their research in mammalogy. At pre

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