Foundational Programs of the Paleontological Society
Paleontological researches are very important for people to know about their history and culture. To make a research, one should have necessary equipment that is very expensive and laboratory to make a research. Moreover, a paleontological research involves many people, so, the financial side of it is an urgent question for many scientists. Fortunately, there are funding organizations that understand the importance of the paleontology for science and provide grants for paleontological researches. One of such organizations is the Paleontological Society.
The Paleontological Society is an international non-profit organization that has its aim at supporting the paleontology and scientific researches in this area. The society provides grants for paleontological researches. There are several types of grants. If you are a paleontology student and you would like to make a paleontological research, than you should know about these programs. Let us consider them.
Paleontological student research grants. These grants are provided for undergraduate and graduate students who are the current members of the paleontological society. The research may be in any field of paleontology. Students should fill an online application form that contains a short summary of the project to get a grant. Students should also provide a letter from the research supervisor.
The Sepkoski Grants. It is one of the grants of the international research program. These grants are provided for paleontologists from the Eastern Europe and republics of the former Soviet Union. Graduate students and young scientists can apply for these grants.
The W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award. This award is aimed to advance the researches in invertebrate micropaleontology. Only scientists between 30 and 65 years who have several publications on micropaleontology can apply for this award.
The Strimple Award. This award is given to the amateurs in paleontology that contributed to the development of this science. It can be an outstanding publication, research or record.