Welcome to the student section of the Paleontological Society website! The Society provides essential services to members through publications, grants, and an ever-increasing involvement in the annual Geological Society of America meetings. This involvement provides a place where students, both new and experienced, can feel welcomed and get to know their colleagues in professional and social settings.
A few of the initiatives that students should be aware of include:
- Paleontological Society Student Grants, awarded each year in the amount of $800.
- The Paleontological Society GSA Student Poster Award. This competition, held each fall at GSA, is open to undergraduate and graduate student members of the Paleontological Society. The winner of the competition, which will be judged by a panel of professional paleontologists, will receive a $250 prize and prizes will be awarded for runners up as well. All current student members who submit posters to the conference will automatically be entered into the competition, as well as students who become members at GSA.
- Building our $250,000 Centennial Fund, honoring the Paleontological Society’s 100th anniversary. This fund will endow future student grants, as well as allow us to increase the amount of student grants in the future.
The OTF Program awards partial travel scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates studying in the geosciences, to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.
This luncheon for students (undergrad, graduate, and post docs welcome) features a panel of mentors representing a variety of colleges, universities, museums, and government agencies. They will offer advice about preparing for a career, and comment on the prospects for current and future job opportunities.
Paleontological Society Co-Sponsored Courses
An intensive training workshop focusing on methods used by analytical palaeobiologists.
Learn how to apply modern stratigraphic principles and quantitative analytical methods to the analysis of the fossil record.
The 5-week course will focus on graduate-level research in taphonomy and ecology of late Quaternary to Recent environments of the San Salvador Island (Bahamas), including both marine and terrestrial settings.
The Paleontological Society lists job announcements from a wide range of sources.
Click here to view current listings.