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Paleontological Society Student Research Grants
The Paleontological Society invites applications from student members for a limited number of $800 grants to support research in any field or aspect of paleontology. The top three proposals receive Mid-American Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Research Awards. Undergraduate and graduate student members of the Paleontological Society conducting research on any aspect of paleontology may apply. The program is not limited to U.S. students.
Paleontological Society Arthur James Boucot Research Grants
Arthur James Boucot Research Grants are funded by an endowment generously provided by Art and Barbara Boucot to support early career paleontologists with a PhD to conduct research in the fields of morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy, working on any taxa.
These grants support original research via payments to postdoctoral students, assistant professors (pre-tenure), and other early career paleontologists, with the possible exception of an occasional individual deemed to be unusually qualified. Paleontologists must be associated with universities, institutes, and academies of science or equivalent institutions. The grants support research on morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy and cannot be used for institutional overhead, publication costs, or modeling studies that rely upon fossil or modern databases.
Norman Newell Early Career Grant Program
Eligibility: Paleontologists within five years of their Ph.D., who are members in good standing of the Paleontological Society, may apply for a Norman Newell grant. Applications are encouraged from anywhere in the world, except those from countries with economic or trade sanctions imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The Norman Newell grants complement the Arthur Boucot grants, and preference is therefore given to research projects in areas not covered by the Arthur Boucot grant topical areas of morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy. To broaden the reach of Paleontological Society funds, recipients of a Normal Newell grant may not apply for an Arthur Boucot grant, nor may they apply for a second Norman Newell grant. Similarly, recipients of an Arthur Boucot grant may not apply for a Norman Newell grant.
Deadline: February 1, 2017. Send inquiries and completed applications to Dr. Phillip Novack-Gottshall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Paleontological Society International Research Program (PalSIRP)
The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce continuation and expansion of its small grants program for paleontologists living in Eastern Europe and republics of the former Soviet Union to now include countries of Central and South America and island nations of the Caribbean (excluding possessions’ and territories’ of the USA and western Europe). The Paleontological Society will award fifteen grants of US $1000. Consideration will be given to paleontologists of all levels ranging from graduate student research to research by active retirees.
Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant
The Paleontological Society works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of paleontology by enhancing formal and informal educational opportunities. The Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant provides support to our members for programs and activities involving educational outreach and community engagement.
The Paleontological Society Medal is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the Society, reflecting the objectives and standards of the Society. It is awarded to a person whose eminence is based on advancement of knowledge in paleontology.
The Strimple Award recognizes outstanding achievement in paleontology by amateurs (someone who does not make a living full-time from paleontology). Contributions may be an outstanding record of research and publication, making outstanding collections, safeguarding unique paleontological materials through public service, teaching activities in the area of paleontology, and collaborations with others working in paleontology.
Anyone, including other amateurs, may make a nomination. Nominators do not have to be members of the Paleontological Society.
The Pojeta Award was established to recognize exceptional professional or public service by individuals or groups in the field of paleontology above and beyond that of existing formal roles or responsibilities.
Fellows of the Paleontological Society
Fellows are members of the Paleontological Society who have made significant contributions to paleontology through research, teaching, or service to the profession.
Any member of the Paleontological Society may nominate another member for election to fellowship, but the nomination must also have the support of two active Fellows.