Founded in 1998, the Jurassic Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting scientific research on dinosaurs.
The JF awards modest research grants (up to US $3,000) to qualified applicants from all over the world, most of whom are students, postdoctoral researchers, and/or residents of developing nations.
The Foundation is staffed entirely by volunteers: a President, a five-member Scientific Board of Directors, and a Treasurer, all of whom are accomplished professional paleontologists.
The Jurassic Foundation's influence has truly been global. Grants have been made to researchers in 23 nations spanning five continents, including countries such as Egypt, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Morocco.
To date, the JF has provided 308 grants totaling $725,340 to 242 different scientists, supporting research that has led to the publication of hundreds of scientific papers.
JF awards have played a significant role in launching the careers of paleontologists worldwide, including the current Foundation President and nearly all members of its Scientific Board of Directors.
Since its founding, the Jurassic Foundation's granting operations and ancillary expenses have been sustained primarily via generous initial donations from Amblin Entertainment and Universal Studios.
Scientific Board of Directors