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Apply Today for SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes

SVP Awards, Grants and Prizes
Apply Today or Nominate a Worthy Colleague

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) awards recognize distinguished achievement in vertebrate paleontology including the fields of:  research, service, paleontological art, fieldwork and preparation. Learn more about the various awards and submission guidelines, then use the easy online submission system to apply or nominate an esteemed colleague.

Two NEW awards have been added this year:

-- The Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize:  National Geographic Digital Modeling and Animation Award Category
-- The Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Applications and nominations for most* 2010 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) awards can be submitted beginning Monday, February 1, 2010 at noon Central Time Zone (USA), through Monday, April 1, 2010 at noon Central Time Zone (USA).

Applications and nominations for most* SVP awards will be submitted using the SVP Online Award Submission System.

* Awards not using the SVP Online Award Submission System are the: Colbert Award (formerly known as the Student Poster Prize), Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize, Patterson Memorial Grant, Romer Prize, the Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations and the Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. For submission details, link to each award's Web page from the links provided below. 

Click on any of the links below for more information about each award and to link to the SVP Online Award Submission System.

Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Award
The award, formerly known as the Student Poster Prize, is given to the best student poster.
NOTE:  Submissions will be accepted through the SVP Online ABSTRACT Submission System.

Richard Estes Memorial Grant
An award given for graduate research in non-mammalian paleontology.

Joseph T. Gregory Award
An award presented for outstanding service to the welfare of the Society.

Honorary Membership Award
An award presented for distinguished contribution to the field of vertebrate paleontology.

Institutional Membership: A Program for Institutions of Economically Developing Nations
An award issued to increase access of electronic-based publications and news of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for institutions based in areas with developing economies.

Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grants
Grants given to provide traveling cost assistance to the SVP Annual Meeting for SVP student member presenters.

John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize
An award given for outstanding achievement in paleontological illustration and art.
NOTE:  Applicants for this award must use the John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize Award Submission system.  Please see the above link for more information about submissions for the John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize.
New!  Beginning in 2010, each applicant for the John J. Lanzendorf Award can submit up to 3 entries/works of art per category.  See the John J. Lanzendorf Submission site for more details.

NEW National Geographic Digital Modeling and Animation Award Category 
The John J. Lanzendorf Paleoart Award is in its tenth year. To commemorate that anniversary and SVP's 70th anniversary, the Lanzendorf Awards will add a new category. This new category, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, will recognize talent and accuracy in 3-D computer modeling and animation. The Lanzendorf Awards have given prizes in the categories of scientific illustration, two-dimensional art and sculpture. WIth this new category, the Lanzendorf committee and the SVP recognize the importance of this rapidly growing frontier of scientific visualization for furthering science and public understanding.

Bryan Patterson Memorial Grant
An award given for student fieldwork in vertebrate paleontology.
NOTE: Applications for this award are sent directly to the chair of the Bryan Patterson Memorial Grant Committee. See the award Web page for details.
NOTE:  The first deadline for this award is February 15, and it closes for submissions on February 26.

Predoctoral Fellowship Grant 
An award given to promote a professional career in vertebrate paleontology.

Preparators' Grant
An award given to advance preparation and preparators.

Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations
An award which enables scientists from nations with developing economies to present research at the SVP Annual Meeting.
NOTE: Applications for this award are sent directly to the chair of the Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations Committee. See the award Web page for details.
NOTE: This award will continue to accept applications through February 26.

Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize
An award given for best student presentation.
Note:  This award will open on March 16 and will close April 16, 2010.  Submissions will be accepted through the SVP Online ABSTRACT Submission System.

A.S. Romer – G.G. Simpson Medal
An award given for for lifetime achievement in the field of vertebrate paleontology.

Morris F. Skinner Award
An award given for contributions to science through the collection of fossil vertebrates.

NEW!  Taylor & Francis Award for Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
An award given for the best student first-authored paper published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
NOTE:  For the 2010 year, this award will be handled exclusively through the JVP editors.  See the Web page for more details.


Questions about an award?  Contact the chair for that award as listed on the award's Web page (links are provided above).

Questions about the submission site?  Contact the SVP Business Office at:  awards@vertpaleo.org

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