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List of External Grants

 

The purpose of this page is to direct people towards smaller grants that might fund, for example, summer student research, or provide the means to carry out pilot studies. Organisations that are, at first glance, apparently only concerned with extant taxa and ecosystems can often make awards to palaeontological projects. The Palaeontological Association can provide no guarantee that the information on external sites is correct. The list below does not cover schemes that are designed to provide salaries for researchers, as these are usually well-known. 

Details of The Palaeontological Association's own schemes can be found under the 'Awards & Grants' tab.

If there is a scheme that you think should be included on this page, or there are any problems with links, please contact the Webmaster (webmaster@palass.org).


Small GrantsBodies with a Range of SchemesAdditional Information


Small Grants

CASP

  • Scheme: Robert Scott Memorial Award
  • Eligibility: UK based applicants - should be postgraduate, postdoctoral or university lecturers.  Latter two should be within seven years of their first appointment to an academic position.
  • Maximum funding amount: £2,200 GBP
  • Deadline: February 1st
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/grants 

CASP

Society of Systematic Biologists

Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

  • Scheme: A. Allen Graffham Paleontology Research Grant
  • Eligibility: Awarded to a selected researcher that will publish on specimens collected by, or in collaboration with, AAPS members. Applicants must have a bank a/c in their name, that will accept wire transfers from the USA.
  • Maximum funding amount: $1,000 USD
  • Deadline: December 1st
  • Further details:
    Website: http://www.aaps.net/a_allen_graffham-research-grant.htm
    e-mail: ammoniteguy@gmail.com

The Linnean Society of London

Geological Society of America

  • Scheme: W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award
  • Eligibility: GSA members or fellow aged between 30 and 65 who have published at least one significant paper on a micropalaeontological topic 
  • Maximum funding amount: $9,100 USD
  • Deadline: February 1st
  • Further details: This award is administered by GSA, due to the stipulation that applicants MUST be GSA members or fellows.
    Website: http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/grants/postdoc.aspx
    e-mail: awards@geosociety.org 

Geological Society of America

Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)

Paleontological Research Institution (PRI)

  • Scheme: John W. Wells Grants-in-Aid of Research Program
  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to carry out collections-based research at PRI
  • Maximum funding amount: $500 USD
  • Deadline: February 15th
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.priweb.org/collections/grant-opportunities
    e-mail: gpd3@cornell.edu

Palaeontographical Society

Palaeontographical Society

The Jurassic Foundation

The Linnean Society of London

Paleontological Society

The Cushman Foundation

The Cushman Foundation

The Cushman Foundation

Geological Society of America

  • Scheme: The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology
  • Maximum funding amount: $2,500 USD
  • Deadline: August 25th
  • Further details:
    Website: http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/Shoemaker_Award/
    e-mail: kring@lpi.usra.edu

Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society

Systematics Association and Linnean Society

  • Scheme: Systematics Research Fund (SRF)
  • Eligibility: A wide range of activities connected to systematics can be funded. Applicant must be a current member of the Linnean Society or the Systematics Associaiton
  • Maximum funding amount: £1,500 GBP
  • Deadline: February 15th
  • Further details:
    Website: http://www.systass.org/awards/srf.shtml
    e-mail: srf@systass.org

Bodies with a range of schemes

Nuffield Foundation

  • Scheme: Nuffield Research Placements
  • Eligibility: Open to students in their first year of a post-16 Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) courses
  • Maximum funding amount: Consult website for details
  • Deadlines: November 30th
  • Further details:
    Website: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements
    e-mail: Contact local coordinators via website

The Geological Society

  • Scheme: Research Grants
  • Eligibility: You do not need to be a fellow to apply, however if successful will need to become a Fellow in order to receive your grant.
  • Maximum funding amount: Consult website for details
  • Deadlines: February 6th
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/grants
    e-mail: awards@geolsoc.org.uk

Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)

  • Scheme: Research Grants/Awards
  • Eligibility: The RSE administers a wide range of grants with different criteria. Please consult the webpages of individual schemes
  • Maximum funding amount: Varies
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.rse.org.uk/funding-awards/

Royal Society of London

  • Scheme: Research Grants/Awards
  • Eligibility: The Royal Society administers a wide range of grants with different criteria. Please consult the webpages of individual schemes
  • Maximum funding amount: Varies
  • Further details:
    Website: https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/

Royal Irish Academy

  • Scheme: Grants and Awards
  • Eligibility: The Royal Irish Academy administers a wide range of grants with different criteria, many aimed at exchange visits. Please consult the webpages of individual schemes
  • Maximum funding amount: Varies
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.ria.ie/grants-and-awards

National Geographic

  • Schemes: National Geographic offers a range of grants and funding for field-based research and exploration
  • Eligibility: See website
  • Maximum funding amount: Varies among schemes
  • Deadlines: See individual scheme details
  • Further details:
    Website: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/grants 

Palaeontological Society

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