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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. Typically, up to three awards of up to €1500 will be made. One to two letters of recommendation (including one sent by the student's research mentor) are also required. Look for announcements on the next student research award cycle and instructions for appliation in early 2023.

Applications for Round 2 of the 2022 Unitas Malacologica Travel Grant to attend the World Congress of Malacology in Munich, Germany from 1-5 August, 2022 are now open! We aim to support another ~10 students or other early-career researchers who will present at the Congress but require financial support to be able to attend. Awards of up to €1500 will be made to applicants outside of Europe. Because it is expected that applicants within Europe will incur lower travel costs, awards to individuals traveling from within Europe are not expected to be greater than €1000. The application form and instructions to apply for a 2022 UM Travel Grant can be found here. The deadline for submission of this form and the required letter of recommendation is 31 March 2022.

2020 Research Award Winners (total: €3,690)
Yoshimura, Taro
Stogner, Olivia
Vital, Xochitl

2021 Research Award Winners (total: €4,500)
Carini, Alessia
Pardos Blas, José Ramón
Burgués Palau, Laia

2022 Travel Grants (total: €29,980)
Al Fudhaili, Najat
Bharate, Monisha
Bökenhans, Verena Diana
Bonomo, Lynn
Eggleton, Lauren Rose
Fernandez Vilert, Robert
Galià-Camps, Carles
Grishina, Darya
Grossmann, Mariana
Jadhav, Anushree
Knutson, Vanessa
Lipae, Harold
Maroni, Paige
Martínez-Sanjuán, Jesús
Oropo, Abdulhammed
Panisi, Martina
Peralta serrano, Marc
Perez, Kinsley Meg
Phillips, John Gerhardt
Raubold, Lina Marie
Rentoumi, Evangelia
Rubio Sandoval, Karla Zurisadai
Sayco, Sherry Lyn
Sickinger, Corinna
Suarez Mozo, Nancy Yolimar
Thivaiou, Danae
Yap-Chiongco, Meghan
Yoshimura, Taro
Yumi Scorsim Omura, Giovanna

Many malacological journals have published special thematic issues arising from the UM World Congresses of Malacology.

Proceedings of the WCM 2013 Symposium Who are the Aculifera? J. Sigwart & C. Todt (Eds). 2014. Journal of Natural History Volume 48 Issues 45-48 [link to journal]

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
The UM Newsletter was published at 8-month intervals until 2016. News are now posted regularly via Twitter

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.