The Paleontological Society Position Statement: Evolution
Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.
• Progressive Palaeontology, Bristol 2015, April 9-11 Website
• STRATI 2015, Graz, Austria, July 19-23 Website
Paleontological Society statement on National Science Foundation grant inquiries
2014 Annual Reports from the PS are here!
Over the past year, the Council of the Paleontological Society has voted in favor of:
• ratifying the September 16, 2013, “Consensus Statement on Ethics in the Geosciences” signed by President Carlson and Secretary Wilson in Washington, DC.
• signing the November 2013 “Message to the Texas State Board of Education” from the National Center for Science Education regarding school textbook adoptions.
• authorizing President Carlson to sign the December 19, 2013, Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter to Congressman Lamar Smith.
• endorsing the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and joining the list of its institutional supporters.
• President Carlson's letter to the US Forest Service regarding the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).
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• Help save the threatened Beaumaris fossil site. Read more.
• Apply for PS Outreach and Education grant. Deadline March 27, 2015. Read more
• Apply for a PalSIRP Sepkoski grant for 2015 for paleontologists living in Eastern Europe and republics of the former Soviet Union. Deadline April 1, 2015. More information
• Apply for student travel grant for Progressive Palaeontology Bristol 2015. Deadline March 1, 2015. Read more.
• Apply for the Association for Women Geoscientists 2015 Winifred Goldring Award, recognizing an outstanding female student interested in pursuing a career in paleontology.Read more.
• Read the latest newsletter from STEPPE.
• Paleontological Society enters partnership with Cambridge University Press to publish the Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology beginning January 1, 2015.
• The FOSSIL Project aims to enhance communication between fossil club members and professional paleontologists, provide opportunities for training and development, enable attendance at conferences and workshops, encourage digitization of fossil collections and foster participation in K-12 outreach. More information
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