lunes, febrero 03, 2014

Ayudas económicas de la Paleontological Research Institution

La Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) nos ha mandado información de ayudas para investigar. Os la adjuntamos.

John W. Wells Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) invites applications from graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for the 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.

The application deadline is February 15th of each year.

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

For further information, see

J. Thomas Dutro Jr. Student Award in Systematic Paleontology

In recognition of the importance of basic systematic research to the science of paleontology, Paleontological Research Institution annually presents an award in systematic paleontology to a deserving graduate student, who is also a member of PRI in good standing. This award of $500 is available to any student enrolled in an advanced degree program (Masters or Ph.D.) who is pursuing research in any area of systematic paleontology. Acceptable costs are research supplies and bench fees, fieldwork or museum visit expenses, and/or travel to a scientific meeting to present research results. Membership can be applied for at the time of application. The award recipient will be expected to write a short essay about his/her research for PRI’s membership newsletter and the paleontology section of the online magazine Evolution – This View of Life. For a list of previous recipients, click here.

The application deadline is February 1, 2014. To apply, send a 500-word description of your research project, including a simple budget of how the funds will be used, plus a letter of recommendation from your primary research advisor (sent separately or with application) to:

Dr. Paula M. Mikkelsen, Associate Director for Science
Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

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