Albert E. Wood Award

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology


Grant amount: US $1,500

Deadline: May 15, 2018 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

View website    Save Need help writing this grant?

Overview:

The purpose of this Society of Vertebrate Paleontology shall be to:

  • advance the science of vertebrate paleontology throughout the world;
  • serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the history, evolution, ecology, comparative anatomy and taxonomy of vertebrate animals, as well as the field occurrence, collection and study of fossil vertebrates and the stratigraphy of the beds in which they are found;
  • support and encourage the discovery, conservation, and protection of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites;
  • foster the scientific, educational, and personal appreciation and understanding of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites by avocational, student and professional paleontologists and the general public.

This Society was organized in the United States and as such maintains a primary focus on North American vertebrate paleontology. However, the Society is committed to serving vertebrate paleontologists worldwide.

Albert E. Wood Award

The purpose of this award, named in honor of Dr. Albert E. Wood, is to support student research that involves museum and university vertebrate fossil and/or natural history collections.  Proposals must be for collection-based work on some aspect of vertebrate evolution, with special attention given to those that greatly enhance the value of fossil material already residing in collections.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Proposals must be for collection-based work on some aspect of vertebrate evolution.
  • Applicant and sponsor must be current SVP members.
  • Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Applicant and sponsor must be current SVP members. You will not be able to apply for the award unless your membership is current in the system.

Preferences:

  • Special attention is given to proposals that greatly enhance the value of fossil material already residing in collections.