jueves, marzo 03, 2016

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Grants

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities!

We invite applications from graduates students and post-doctoral researchers for 2016 grants in to support collections based research in Invertebrate Paleontology or Vertebrate Paleontology at the the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Details about the two study grants and links to application forms can be found here: http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/grants
Both study grants will make awards of up to $1000 to visit the NHM\'s collections.

Collections of the NHM Invertebrate Paleontology Department are among the largest in North America, with particular strengths in Cretaceous and Cenozoic mollusks from the Eastern Pacific. Invertebrate Paleontology collections can be searched online at http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/invertebrate-paleontology/view-collections
Please e-mail Austin Hendy at ahendy@nhm.org for further information about the collection or to submit application materials.

Collections of the NHM Vertebrate Paleontology Department and Dinosaur Institute, and the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum are all eligible for the Vertebrate Paleontology Collections Study Grant. Please submit application materials to email to Tyler Hayden (thayden@nhm.org). These collections may be searched at http://collections.nhm.org

The Vertebrate Paleontology collection is the fifth largest in the country, with strengths in California, the southwestern portion of the United States, and the northwestern portion of Mexico, and in particular terrestrial mammals, whales, pinnipeds, fishes, sharks and other marine vertebrates from the Cenozoic. Please contact Sam McLeod (smcleod@nhm.org) regarding collection availability.

The La Brea Tar Pits & Museum contains collections from one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of late Pleistocene plants and animals in the world. The collections document the Los Angeles biota over the last 50,000 years and include some 3.5 million specimens representing over 600 species of plants and animals. Please contact Aisling Farrell (afarrell@tarpits.org) regarding collection availability.

The Dinosaur Institute houses a world-class collection of Mesozoic tetrapods, including dinosaurs, pterosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, mammals, skin impressions, and eggs. Please contact Maureen Walsh (mwalsh@nhm.org) regarding collection availability.

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