Karl Hirsch Memorial Grants

Western Interior Paleontological Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2020 4:00pm PST

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

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

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Grants honor the memory of Karl Hirsch, a WIPS member who reached the acme of amateur paleontology. His contributions to the study of fossil eggs were recognized and honored by several paleontological organizations, including WIPS, The Paleontological Society, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Grants are given to support novel research in paleontology or a closely related field, or to support paleontology-related activities that significantly enhance the accessibility of the paleontolog or specimens to a wider audience. Examples of successful past projects range from support for travel and supplies for paleontological research, support for WIPS trips to improve the curation of regional fossil collections, and support for educational programs that introduce new audiences to the excitement of paleontology.

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


  • Members may apply for a grant to help fund their research in paleontology.
  • Grants are given to support paleontological research projects that will enhance some aspect of paleontology, as well as benefit WIPS.
    • Support may include visiting museums in the course of completing the project.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. All applicants are required to be WIPS members on the application deadline and must have mailed their application for membership with payment by the September 30 preceding the application deadline. Since WIPS membership runs according to the calendar year and expires on December 31, it will have to be renewed for the year in which the application is made.


  • Previous grant or scholarship recipients who have not fulfilled the reporting requirements will not be considered.