Seeking 2024 Award Nominations!

Nominations will be due January 5, 2024**EXTENDED TO January 12, 2024!!** Awards will be presented at the annual Montana TWS conference (held virtually for 2022).  There are five categories:

  1. The Distinguished Service Award
  2. The Biologist of the Year Award
  3. The Bob Watts Communication Award
  4. The Wildlife Conservation Award
  5. The Rising Professional Award

If you would like more information and nomination instructions, see the “Awards” section below.


Awards are given annually in recognition of members in our society who have gone the extra mile, who have devoted a life of service, who contribute to furtherance of professional expertise, who are initiating a promising career in wildlife, who are contributing outstanding scientific information, or to those who have made it possible for wildlife professionals to do a better job, the Montana Chapter salutes you! Awards are presented at the annual meeting of the Montana Chapter.

For more information on how to nominate someone, click: 2024 MTTWS Awards

View a list of all past award recipients.

 2024 Small Grants–Now Taking Nominations!

Proposals will be reviewed by the Grants Committee and final funding decisions will be made by the Board. Grants will be awarded at the Annual meeting in February. Deadline is January 5, 2024.

The small grants award will be divided into two categories, with up to $1000 awards available for each category.

  1. Scientific Research (up to $1000)
  2. Education and public outreach (up to $1000)
If you would like more information, see the “Montana TWS Chapter Grant” section below for additional details!

Grants and Scholarships

The MTTWS provides funding for a variety of projects and individuals that are consistent with our goals.

Montana TWS Chapter Grant

Through its grant program, the MT Chapter aims to provide funding for a variety of projects that are consistent with our goals. Eligible uses of the funds include supplies, equipment for schools and nonprofit organizations, printing and communications. Ineligible uses include salaries, stipends, per diem and personal equipment. Students, wildlife professionals, and nonprofit organizations that are active in wildlife conservation are eligible to apply.

For more information: MTTWS Grants Program 2023-2024