miércoles, mayo 07, 2008

Becas para estudiar fósiles del Paleontological Research Institution

Se ha publicado la convocatoria para consultar las colecciones del PRI. Ayudan a los estudiantes hasta con 500 dolares. Os adjuntamos la información que nos ha llegado

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for the 2008 John W. Wells Grants-in-Aid of Research Program to support collections-based
research in any field of paleontology. The program awards grants of up to $500 to visit PRI’s collections. This grant honors John W. Wells (1907-1994), past President of the PRI Board of Trustees, a long-time geology faculty member at Cornell University, and one of the world’s leading authorities on fossil and living corals.
PRI houses one of the largest collections of invertebrate fossils in North America, with particular strengths in Cenozoic mollusks from the Western Hemisphere and marine invertebrates of the northeastern U.S., especially the Devonian of Central New York. PRI’s Type and Figured collection is searchable online at www.pricollectionsdatabase.org

The application deadline is May 31^st , 2008. Applications should include a brief (1-page) description of the research project, a budget justification and a letter of recommendation. For further information about the grant application or PRI’s collections. Application materials can be emailed to gpd3@cornell.edu
or mailed to John W. Wells Grants-in-Aid of Research Program Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road Ithaca, NY 14850 USA