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 $1,000 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: 20 January 2014
Notification by: 20 February 2014

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

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