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Paleontological Society Student Research Grants
The Paleontological Society invites applications from student members for a limited number of $1200 research grants. Undergraduate and graduate students conducting research on any aspect of paleontology may apply. International students are eligible. The top three proposals will receive Mid-American Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Research Awards.
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.
Deadline: February 1, 2018. Send inquiries and completed applications to Dr. Sally E. Walker (email@example.com).
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.
AWG/PS Winifred Goldring Award
The Association for Women Geoscientists and the Paleontological Society co-sponsor the annual Winifred Goldring Award competition. The award, which consists of a $2000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for tenure of the awardee’s schooling, will be presented to an outstanding female student pursuing a career in paleontology. The award is named for Winifred Goldring, a pioneering woman paleontologist, who became State Paleontologist of New York State in 1939 and the first female president of the Paleontological Society in 1949. Please see the AWG website for application instructions: http://awg.org/awards
AWG/PS Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award
The Association for Women Geoscientists and the Paleontological Society co-sponsor the annual AWG Undergraduate Paleontology Award. The award, which consists of a $1000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for the tenure of the awardee’s schooling, will be presented to an outstanding female undergraduate student pursuing a career in paleontology. Please see the AWG website for application instructions: http://awg.org/awards