Grants-in-Aid Program
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Charles Schuchert and Carl O. Dunbar Grants-in-Aid Program for Invertebrate Paleontological Research

 

 

The Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Yale Peabody Museum is pleased to announce a Grants-in-Aid Program for systematic research.

Two awards up to $1,500 will be granted to graduate students or young professionals who wish to visit our collections. Funds may be used for transportation and housing expenses. Use the following links for information on travel and accomodations.

Yale University Visitor Center | Yale Travel Services

Proposals should include a one-page description of a research project, anticipated time of visit, a budget, and a letter of support from a faculty advisor.

Deadline for proposals: 25 January 2016
Notification by: 29 February 2015

Applications may be considered for funding beyond the deadline in certain circumstances. Please contact Dr. Susan Butts, Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager, before submitting an application after the deadline.

Contact:

Susan Butts
Collections Manager
203.432.3037
susan.butts@yale.edu

Submit proposals by email.

 

Past Award Recipients

2015

Brooke Long, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

morphometric approach for a chemosymbiosis proxy in Lucinidae

 

Sarah Sheffield, University of Tennessee

Diploporitans and other stalked echinoderms

 

Luke Parry, University of Bristol

Systematic position of machaeridians

 

 

2014

James Patrick Kerr, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Antipredatory morphology and intensity of sublethal predation in Mesozoic ammonoids

 

2013

Jennifer Bauer, Ohio University

Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Ordovician brachiopods: Clues to dispersal pathways during the Richmondian Invasion

 

Javier Ortega-Hernandez, University of Cambridge

Moroccan Lagerstatten: Ordovician Fezouata Formation biota

 

Joshua Slattery, University of South Florida

The influence of icehouse and greenhouse climatic regimes on evolutionary tempo: A comparative study of the tempo and mode of Neogene and Late Cretaceous bivalves

 

2012

Ben Collins, University of Alberta

Evolution and functional morphology of passive suspension feeding in rhynchonelliform brachiopods

 

Miguel Torres, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Carboniferous brachiopods (Lower Mississippian and Middle Pennsylvanian) from Santiago Ixtaltepec area, Oaxaca: Paleoenvironmental, stratigraphic and paleobiogeographic implications

 

Matthew Vrazo, University of Cincinnati

Paleoecology, taphonomy and taxonomy of Upper Silurian Eurypterids from the Appalachian Basin: Description of a new Eurypterus lagerstatten and revision of E. flintstonensis

 

2011

Davey Wright, Ohio University

The origin and impact of Upper Ordovician invasive brachiopods: A phylogenetic approach

 

2010

Alexis Rojas Briceño, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Upper Carboniferous brachiopods from the Rio Nevado, Colombia: Paleobiogeographic and biostratigraphic implications

 

Karla Castillo Espinoza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Systematics of cephalopods, brachiopods, and crinoids of the Santiago Formation (Mississippian) from Oaxaca, Mexico

  

2009

Rituparna Bose, Indiana University
Geographic variation and evolutionary changes in brachiopods: A geometric morphometric approach

 

Corinne Myers, University of Kansas
Paleobiogeographic Analysis of the North American Cretaceous Interior Seaway

 

2008

Melissa Barton, University of Colorado at Boulder
Taxonomy and ecology of the late Eocene Antero Formation, Park County, Colorado

Mena Schemm-Gregory, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany
Biohistoric evolution of spiriferid brachiopods: A model study of a globally distributed Devonian clade

James Zambito, University of Cincinnati
The recognition and nature of bioevents in the Upper Devonian of New York: Testing hypotheses of habitat versus immigration

 

2007

Jocelyn Sessa, Pennsylvania State University
The effect of lithification on recovery from the Cretaceous mass extinction

Victoria McCoy, Michigan State University
A systematic study of the taphonomy of scorpion molts and carcasses

Neil Shannon, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Brachiopods of the Clore Formation

Mena Schemm-Gregory, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany
Paleozoic stratigraphic collection (brachiopods)

 

2006

Donald Dressler, San Diego State University
Role of sampling bias in the diversity decline of Spiriferide brachiopods

 

2005

Michael Zuykov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Ordovician Platystrophia-like brachiopods in North America

Bing Shen, Virginia Tech
Systematic study of Ediacaran fossils reposited at the Yale Peabody Museum

Jih-Pai Lin, Ohio State University
Cambrian Lagerstätten–Kinzers Shale, Parker Shale, Burgess Shale

Catherine Jamet, University of Southern California
Permian–Jurassic onshore-shore trends of bryozoan morphotypes

 

2000

Alistair McGowan, University of Chicago
Morphological evolution of Triassic ammonoids from proleanitids during recovery from the Permian-Triassic event

 

Glenn Jaecks, University of California, Davis

Heterochrony in the fossil record: thecideidine brachiopods

 

Alycia Rode, University of Kansas

Ecological and evolutionary impact of invasive species using the fossil record (mid Devonian)

 

1999

Steve Hasiotis, University of Colorado, Boulder

Trace fossils (esp. Triassic and Jurassic rift valley of North America)

 

Mark Webster, University of Southern California, Riverside

Cambrian olenelloid trilobites

 

Keohn Kim

Tempo and mode of evolution of the Trenton Group, New York State

 

1998

J. A. Adrain

Ordovician trilobites from the Garden City Formation

 

Steve Hasiotis, University of Colorado

Trace fossil collection

 

Bruce Leibermna, Harvard University

Cambrian olenelloid trilobites

 

Andrea Lofgren Stockmeyer, University of Chicago

Mazon Creek arthropods

 

Yumiko Iwasaki, American Museum of Natural History

Mid Paleozoic phacopid trilobites

 

Peter Kaplan, University of Michigan

Permian, Triassic, and Paleocene naticid boring