Past Grantees

“I greatly appreciate the generosity of the Jurassic Foundation, which made this discovery [of a bizarre new species of sauropod dinosaur] possible.” – Oliver W. M. Rauhut, Ph.D., Curator of Lower Vertebrates, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany; JF grantee Fall 2003

Fall 2003

Margaret Hall 

“Anatomical Correlates of Activity Pattern in Birds and Non-Avian Dinosaurs”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.


Debra Jennings 

“Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Morrison Formation Deposits, Big Horn Basin, Wyoming”

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.


Ricardo Melchor 

“Paleoecology and Behavior of Small Late Triassic Theropod Dinosaurs: Ichnological Evidence from Bird-Like Footprints and Associated Ichnofauna of NW Argentina”

Universidad de La Pampa, La Pampa, Argentina


Karen Moreno 

“Morphology of Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Footprints: Integrating Foot Anatomy and Kinematics”

University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.


Oliver Rauhut 

“Lower Cretaceous Vertebrate Remains from the Huaniman Area, Cerro Barcino Formation”

Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


Leonardo Salgado 

“Excavation of an Articulated Lower Cretaceous Sauropod from the La Picaza Locality, Southern Region ofNeuquén Province, Argentina”

Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina


Tanya Samman 

“Cervical Functional Morphology of Coelurosaurian Dinosaurs”

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Phil Senter 

“Phylogenetic Position of Deinocheirus

Lamar State College, Orange, Texas , U.S.A.


Justin Sipla 

“High-Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography of Bird and Theropod Semicircular Canals”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York , U.S.A.


Spring 2003

Sebastian Apesteguía

“Small-Sized Dinosaurs from “La Buitrera” (Early Late Cretaceous), Northern Patagonia, Argentina”

Museo Provincial “Carlos Ameghino,” Cipolletti, Río Negro, Argentina


Andrea Cambiaso

“Basal Iguanodontian Ornithopods from Argentina and Antarctica”

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia,” Buenos Aires, Argentina


Anthony Fiorillo

“Vertebrate Paleoecology of the Late Cretaceous of Northern Alaska”

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


Casey Holliday

“The Evolution of Jaw Muscles in Archosaurs, with Special Emphasis on Birds, Crocodilians, and Dinosaurs”

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A.


Takehito Ikejiri and Gabe Bever

“A Digitally Rendered Endocast and Braincase Anatomy of Camarasaurus (Sauropoda)”

Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, U.S.A.


Lü Junchang

“Salvage of Oviraptorid Dinosaurs from Heyuan Basin, Southern China”

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.


Adriana Mancuso

“The Los Rastros Fm.: the Stratigraphic and Environmental Context of the Origin and Diversification of Dinosaurs”

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Teresa Manera de Bianco

“Sauropod Embryonic Remains in Silicified Eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of Northern Patagonia, Argentina”

Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina


Katherine McCarville and Gale Bishop

“Investigating Dinosaur Urination Scout Marks”

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


Timothy Myers 

“Taphonomy of the Mother’s Day Site and its Implications for Sauropod Herding Behavior”

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.


Fernando Novas

“Maniraptoran Theropods from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia”

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia,” Buenos Aires, Argentina


Ariana Paulina Carabajal

“New Theropod Braincase”

Museo Carmen Funes, Plaza Huincul, Neuquén, Argentina


Justin Sipla

“Semicircular Canal Dimensions and the Origin of Flight in Birds”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.


Nancy Stevens

“Mesozoic Paleontology in Northwestern Namibia”

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A.


David Varricchio

“Paleontologic Exploration of the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) Wayan and Blackleaf Fms. of Idaho and Montana”

Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.


Anton Wroblewski

“21st Century Analysis of a Jurassic Killing Field”

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


Lindsay Zanno

“Phylogenetic Assessment of a New Species of Basal Therizinosaur”

University of Utah and Utah Museum of Natural History, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.