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UM Student Research Awards

Unitas Malacologica has been supporting student research since 2000.

Student research awards are offered in years when there is no World Congress of Malacology. Applications for the 2020 award are now open. Up to three awards of up to Euro 1500 will be made. One to two letters of recommendation (including one sent by the student's research mentor) should be sent directly to Dr. Yasunori Kano ( The deadline for submission of this form and letters of recommendation has been extended to is 30 September 2020. Click here for the application form.

A report of research results must be submitted for circulation to the UM membership, one year after the award is granted.

Many malacological journals have published special thematic issues arising from the UM World Congresses of Malacology. We will try to make this list complete!

Proceedings of the WCM 2007 Symposium Molluscs as Models in Evolutionary Biology. M. Glaubrecht & T. von Rintelen (Eds). 2009. American Malacological Bulletin Volume 27 Issue 1-2 [link to journal]

Proceedings of the WCM 2007 Symposium Molluscan Models: Advancing Our Understanding of the Eye. J.M. Serb (Ed). 2008. American Malacological Bulletin Volume 26 Issue 1-2 [link to journal]

Proceedings of the WCM 2007 Symposium Micromolluscs: Methodological Challenges, Exiting Results. D.L. Geiger & B. Ruthensteiner (Eds). 2008. Zoosymposia Volume 1. [link to publisher]

Proceedings of the WCM 2004 Symposium Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca. W.F. Ponder and D.R. Lindberg (Eds). 2008. University of California Press. 488 pp. [link to publisher] - [supplementary data]

Newsletter Publications
UM Newsletter published at 8-month intervals [newsletter]

Worldwide mollusc species database
A text published in UNITAS Newsletter 10 (July 1996)

UNITAS previously funded the printing of "Tentacle", now a web-based publication, the Newsletter of the IUCN Mollusc Specialist Group.