The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) invites applications from
graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for the 2013 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
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. Major parts PRI's
collections (e.g. PRI's Type and Figured collection, the Zinsmeister
collection, or the Harris-Palmer collection) are searchable online at
*The application deadline is February 15th, 2013*.
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, please contact:
Dr. Gregory P. Dietl, Director of Collections, Paleontological Research
Institution, 607-273-6623 ext. 17; email@example.com