Funding, Projects, and Publications

Polyplacophora Cephalopoda

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. Up to three awards of up to €1500 will be made each year for projects taking up to 12 months. One letter of recommendation from the student's research mentor should be sent directly to Dr. Yasunori Kano ( The deadline for submission of this form and letter of recommendation is 30 April 2023. Awards will be announced by the end of May 2023. To apply for a Unitas Malacologica Student Resarch Award, click here.

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

2023 Research Award Winners (total: €4,472)
Nocella, Elisa
Maitra, Akash
Foon, Junn Kitt

In years where there is a World Congress of Malacology, Unitas Malacologica offers Student Travel Grants to support attendance of the Congress.

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.