Past Grantees

The Jurassic Foundation’s grants had a profound impact on my ability to conduct graduate research. There are still very few funding sources available to students interested in studying dinosaurs. Paradoxically, there is a huge public interest in dinosaurs, but a nearly inverse relationship in funding and research positions in this field. The Jurassic Foundation grant was a significant catalyst to my current research career in palaeontology.” – Richard T. McCrea, Ph.D., Peace Region Palaeontology Centre, Canada JF grantee Spring & Fall 1999, Spring & Fall 2000, Spring 2002

Fall 2000

Ronan Allain

“Systematic of Megalosauridae and Phylogeny of Basal Tetanurae”

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France


Andrea Arcucci

“Search for Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Central Argentina”

Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis, Argentina


Julio Company

“Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs from Valencia, Spain”

Universidad de Valencia, Paterna, Spain


Carlos Roberto dos Anjos Candeiro

“Theropod Teeth of the Marilia Formation (Santonian-Maastrichtian), Bauru Basin from Peirópolis Site, Minas Gerais State, Brazil”

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janiero, Brazil


Alexander Kellner

“Excavating Dinosaur Remains at the Prata Site (Late Cretaceous), Minas Gerais, Brazil”

Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Fabien Knoll

“Searching for New Ornithischians and Other Vertebrates in the Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic of Lesotho”

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France


Richard McCrea

“Comparative Dinosaur Palaeoichnology of Western Canada”

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Pablo Puerta

“Middle Cretaceous Dinosaurs from the Cerro Barcino Formation, Chubut, Argentina”

Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina


François Therrien

“Biomechanics of Theropod Mandibles and Implications for Feeding Behaviors”

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.


Jeffrey Wilson

“From Sauropoden to Sauropods: Bringing the Works of Werner Janensch to the English Paleontological Community”

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.


Raymund Windolf

“Sauropod Babies from the Late Jurassic of Oker (Lower Saxony, Germany)”

Verein zur Förderung der Niedersächsischen Paläontologie, Münchehagen, Germany


Oliver Wings

“Gastroliths of Upper Jurassic Sauropods”

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany


Spring 2000

Demchig Badamgarav

Albertosaurus Studies in Alberta”

Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia


Yuri Bolotsky

“The Dinosaurs of Priamurje”

Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Blagoveschensk, Russia


Thomas Carr and Thomas Williamson

“North American Tyrannosauridae: Phylogeny and Biogeography”

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Kristina Curry Rogers

“The Evolutionary History of the Titanosauria”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A.


Tim Fedak

“The Collection of a Semi-Articulated (Prosauropod?) Dinosaur from the Early Jurassic, McCoy Brook Formation, Nova Scotia”

Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada


Anthony Fiorillo

“Vertebrate Paleontological Study of the Late Jurassic Naknek Formation of the Alaska Peninsula”

Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.


Mark Goodwin

“Examining the Diagenetic Alteration of Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Bone: Implications of Stable Isotope Analysis and Paleobiology of Dinosaurs”

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.


John Hutchinson

“The Evolution of Theropod Thigh Musculature: Evidence from Chinese Fossils”

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.


Jian Guan and Luis Chiappe

“Dinosaurs from Ningxia, China”

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.


Coralia-Maria Jianu

“The Dinosaurs of Transylvania and the Paleoecology of the Late Cretaceous of Western Romania”

Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice si Romane Deva, Deva, Romania


Andrew Lee

Centrosaurus Walks Again: Linking Structure and Function in a Model Humerus”

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.


Richard McCrea

“Comparative Dinosaur Palaeoichnology of the “Middle” Cretaceous of Western Canada”

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


James Sammons

“Taphonomy of a Recently Discovered Pachyrhinosaurine Bonebed, North Slope, Alaska”

University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, U.S.A.


Phil Senter

“One Trip for Three Projects”

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.


David Smith and Paul Bybee

“CT-Scan of a Skull of the Ceratosaurian Theropod, Coelophysis bauri”

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.


Frank Varriale

“Jurassic Dinosaurs of the Little Houston Quarry, Morrison Formation”

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, U.S.A.


Mahito Watabe, Shigeru Suzuki, and Luis Chiappe

“Comparative Studies of Late Cretaceous Avian Theropod – Shuvuuia and Enantiornithine Bird, Discovered from the Djadokhta Formation, Gobi Desert, Mongolia”

Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences, Okayama, Japan


Wu Xiaochun

“Dinosaur Fauna of Late Cretaceous-Early Tertiary Intermontane Basins in Eastern Qinling Mountains, Central China”

Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Xu Xing and James Clark

“Exploring for Jurassic-Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Xinjiang, Western China”

George Washington University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.