There will be 8-10 professionals (by invitation) and ~35 future wildlife health professionals (selected) participating in the workshop.

The million dollar question, how much does this cost me?

Participants will be responsible for the registration fee (roughly $300 per person) and their own travel to the UC Davis campus.

The registration fee will cover the cost of:

  • A once in a lifetime experience (priceless)
  • Three days of lodging and meals on the UC Davis campus (Thursday, August 1st through Sunday, August 4th)
  • A ride up to the WDA conference at Lake Tahoe on Sunday, August 4th

Each participant's travel expenses will greatly depend on where you are joining us from. We highly encourage all interested applicants to add another line item to their CV's by applying for travel awards from organizations such as your university, the WDA conference, and other nonprofits that support conference travel.

We ask that all applicants plan to cover the estimated registration fee themselves (e.g. travel awards, grant money, out-of-pocket, etc.), however we are actively looking for sponsors to reduce these costs as much as possible. If you have any sponsorship leads, please let us know at

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Applicants should be enrolled as a graduate student, professional student or resident in a relevant field. Only exceptional undergraduate students will be considered.
  • Applicants must be a member of the WDA (sign up here).
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in wildlife health.
  • Applicants with proven experience in wildlife research, disease research or wildlife health related work will be given preference.

How can I apply?

  • Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 workshop.
  • Thank you to all who applied for our first workshop!
  • If you are interested in a 2020 North American Wildlife Disease Association Student Workshop, sign up for our listserv to receive updates as soon as they are available.