The Paleontological Society

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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 deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 January. Nominations received after that date will be held for the next year. Nominations for the Paleontological Society Medal should be sent to the Past President, with a copy to the Secretary. The nominations should include 1) nominee's full name, address, phone number (and email if available); 2) contact information for nominator; 3) description of the nominee's achievements in paleontology (not to exceed three pages); 4) the nominee's Curriculum Vitae; 5) up to five letters supporting the nomination. Nominations will be accepted only as a single PDF file incorporating all nomination material and letters of support. Nominations will be active for three years after receipt, but may be updated yearly, at the discretion of the nominator.

Please submit nominations to:

Philip D. Gingerich, Chair of the Paleontological Society Medal Committee
Professor of Geology, Biology, and Anthropology
Curator, Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan
1514 Ruthven Museums, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079