The Paleontological Society

duckbill skull
Photo courtesy of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Research Funding

Charles Schuchert and Carl O. Dunbar Grants-in-Aid for Invertebrate Paleontological Research.   The Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Yale Peabody Museum has established a Grants-in-Aid program for systematic research.  Two awards up to $500 will be granted to graduate students or young professionals who wish to visit our collections. Proposals are due by 15 December 1998, with notification by 15 January 1999. Visit our website (  for further information.

The Paleobiological Fund is a recently formed nonprofit organization established to support and enhance paleobiological and paleontological research and education in order to increase our knowledge about the evolution of all life forms and processes through fossil data.This year the Fund's Student Research Grant Program under went its first grant cycle and awarded $12,500 to graduate and undergraduate student researchers.

Joseph A. Cushman Awards for Student Research.
The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research administers the Joseph A. Cushman Awards for Student Research, including the William V. Sliter Research Award. These awards, each with a maximum amount of  $1000, are to support research dealing with foraminifera or allied groups. Proposals are judged upon scientific merit and financial need and partially support M.S. or Ph.D. research projects not currently funded through other grants.  For more information, contact: Jennifer Jett, Cushman Foundation, MRC- 121 Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0121, USA.