Scholarship Award


Graduate students in the field of Forensic Science who plan on pursuing work in the Trace Evidence field are encouraged to apply for the ASTEE Scholarship Award. The Scholarship provides $500 and a 2 year membership in ASTEE. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Forensic Science or related science program and must submit an application form, an essay detailing the applicant’s goals in the Trace Evidence field, official transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a professor in the applicant’s graduate program.  Deadline: February 16, 2018.


ASTEE Scholarship Award 2018

ASTEE Scholarship Applicant Form 2018

ASTEE Scholarship Recommendation Form 2018


Edmond Locard Award for Excellence in Trace Evidence

The Edmond Locard Award for Excellence in Trace Evidence is presented annually to a nominee who, like the award’s namesake, has made a significant impact in the field, whether through teaching, training, research, or innovations in techniques, methods, or instrumentation. The only requirement of nominees is that they have been active in the field of Trace Evidence for at least ten years. Those making nominations must be ASTEE members. The award is presented in the form of a plaque. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

The Edmond Locard Award for Excellence in Trace Evidence 2017


Research Grant Award

ASTEE wants to support your research ideas. The Research Grant Award provides $500 for a project that will advance the field of Trace evidence. Applicants must have proof of membership in ASTEE and submit a written research proposal. The award recipient will provide a summary of their research results to the ASTEE Board of Directors within one year of receiving the grant. Deadline: August 1, 2017.


ASTEE Research Grant 2017


Professional Development Award

The ASTEE Professional Development Award is meant to promote and support training in the field of Trace Evidence. Professional development activities not only deepen our knowledge and skills as professionals, they also energize us with a new enthusiasm.  This has a profound impact on the advancement of the field and furthers the mission objectives of ASTEE. This award is offered in partnership with the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, IL. Applicants must be current ASTEE members in good standing. The award is given in the form of funding for any upcoming McCrone Research Institute class and up to a $500 reimbursement for travel. Deadline: September 15, 2017.

Professional Development Award 2017

Student Research Project Award

ASTEE is pleased to announce the creation of the new Student Research Project Award.  This $250 award is available to any undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a BS or higher degree in the natural sciences or forensic sciences and who is performing research in the field of Trace Evidence.  The deadline for this application is December 1, 2017. Please see the application form and the faculty recommendation form for more details. 

Student Research Project Award 2017 - Application Form

Student Research Project Award 2017 - Faculty Recommendation Form

Travel Award

ASTEE is pleased to offer two $500 travel awards to the MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE joint meeting in Cincinnati, OH September 18-22, 2017.  In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must be a member in good standing with ASTEE, traveling greater than 50 miles, and giving an oral or poster presentation.  To be considered for this award, members should email an essay of a maximum of 1000 words detailing why they should be given this award, membership number, and details regarding the oral or poster presentation they will be giving at the meeting.  The deadline to be considered for this award is August 31, 2017, and should be emailed to the Awards Committee at

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