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

Paleontological Research Institution

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Grant amount: Up to US $500

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Tompkins County, New York

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Overview:

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 annual 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.

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.

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

Eligibility:

  • Graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for collections-based research in any field of paleontology.