Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award

Association for Women Geoscientists

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Anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Grant amount: US $1,000

Fields of work: Paleontology

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Gender restriction: Female

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The Association for Women Geoscientists is pleased to announce the AWG Undergraduate Paleontology Award. The award, which consists of a $1000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for the tenure of the awardee’s schooling, will be presented to an outstanding female undergraduate student pursuing a career in paleontology. This award was made possible by the generous donations of David Watkins and MaryAnne Holmes.  

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


  • Applicants must be women pursuing education as an undergraduate student in the paleontological – and affiliated – sciences at a degree-granting institution.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a student during the period of the award.
  • No prior AWG or PS membership is required.
  • National or international students are allowed to apply, with the exception of sanctioned countries.


  • Successful applicants will exhibit exceptional motivation, professional potential, outreach, and long-term commitment to goals.


  • Students may receive the Undergraduate Paleontology Award only once during the tenure of their undergraduate careers.