When preparing your grant application, please read and follow the Grant Application
Guidelines carefully. Applications
that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed. Please note
that these guidelines and application forms replace all previous Jurassic
Foundation grant application forms.
Grant Application Guidelines
Students, postdoctoral researchers,
and other scientists with limited funding opportunities may apply to
the Jurassic Foundation for grants to undertake research on any aspect of
dinosaur paleontology (e.g., field exploration, fossil preparation or
conservation, morphology, taxonomy, systematics, evolution, paleobiology, paleoecology,
paleobiogeography, taphonomy). Researchers from economically developing nations
are especially encouraged to apply; however, prospective non-student, non-postdoctoral applicants are strongly
encouraged to contact the Jurassic Foundation President prior to
beginning an application to discuss the suitability of the project. Also,
please note that the Jurassic
Foundation no longer makes repeat awards to the same investigator; in
other words, if a person has received a Jurassic Foundation grant in the
past, they are no longer eligible to receive additional grants.
Two granting cycles are held each year. The deadlines for these cycles are March 15 and October 15; all applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by
these dates. Applicants will be notified by June 15 and January 15,
respectively, regarding the status of their application.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be
awarded to successful applicants. However, most grants average between
$1,000 and $2,000. All grants are paid in U.S. funds and all budget
requests must be in U.S. dollars.
OF GRANT APPLICATIONS
All grant applications are reviewed by the five members of the Jurassic
Foundation Scientific Board of Directors. Applications are not sent out for
ad hoc reviews.
OF RESEARCH RESULTS
Grantees are expected to make the results of their research available to
other researchers and the public via publication in peer-reviewed journals,
books, lectures, presentations at scientific meetings, web sites, etc.
Specimens collected under a Jurassic Foundation grant must be accessioned
into the collections of a public institution. The Jurassic Foundation
reserves the right to participate in the announcement of scientific discoveries
resulting from Foundation-funded research.
All grantees are required to submit a brief, one-page summary of work
completed under their grant. These reports must be submitted upon
completion of the project, and should be sent to current Jurassic
Foundation President Matthew Lamanna via e-mail (email@example.com)
or by regular mail to the following address:
Section of Vertebrate Paleontology
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
If you have questions regarding grant applications, please contact Matthew
Lamanna via the e-mail or regular mail addresses above.