AAPS: A. Allen Graffham Paleontology Research Grant

Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

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Deadline: Dec 1, 2021

Grant amount: US $1,000

Fields of work: Paleontology

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Researcher, Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS), is a non-profit organization, composed primarily of professional commercial paleontologists who promote science. This organization maintains and administers several privately funded grants that are available to researchers and educators worldwide. This grant will be awarded by a majority vote of the membership attending the annual meeting in Tucson every February.

Allen was a founding member of AAPS, our first President, and served on the Board of Directors from the late 1970's through the 1980's. In 2004 he was awarded the Sternberg Medal by the AAPS, the highest award given by this organization recognizing his life-long contributions and achievements in the field of paleontology. Allen passed away on July 13, 2009 at age 90 due to complications from Parkinson's disease.

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


  • The funds may be used for publication costs, technical costs, further collecting costs, or other research costs.
  • Further acquisitions of fossils for continued research may also be an acceptable use.
  • This grant which will be awarded to a selected researcher that will publish on specimens collected by, or in collaboration with, AAPS members.
  • The AAPS will offer this research grant annually to a scientist, researcher, or student in paleontology. 


This page was last reviewed August 28, 2020 and last updated August 28, 2020