Past Grantees

“I received a grant from the Jurassic Foundation when I started a project for my Master’s thesis. Supported by the grant, I visited the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, in Drumheller, Alberta, to collect data about ribcage anatomy of non-avian theropods. It was a good starting point for my career, and since then I have been developing research on ribcage evolution in the theropod lineage. In 2010, I received a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, and currently I am working on both vertebrate paleontology and developmental biology as a postdoc at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology.”  – Tatsuya Hirasawa, Ph.D., RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan, JF grantee Fall 2005

Fall 2012

Denver Fowler   

“Two New Chasmosaurine Taxa from New Mexico with Intermediate Morphology: Implications for Ceratopsid Phylogeny, Faunal Endemism, and Mode of Evolution in Dinosauria ”

Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT U.S.A.


Eugenia Gold

“Reconstructing Flight Behavior in Dinosaurs through CT and PET Scanning”

American Museum of Natural History      New York, NY U.S.A.


Josef Stiegler

“Resolving the Ontogeny of Parvicursorine Theropods from the Gobi Desert of Mongolia: Descriptive Osteohistology, Quantitative Histomorphometry, and Growth Dynamics”

The George Washington University, Washington, DC U.S.A.


Henry Tsai

“Functional Morphology of the Saurischian Hip Joint Soft Tissues and its Significance for Archosaur Locomotor Evolution”

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO U.S.A.


Spring 2012

Jessie Atterholt

“Enantiornithine Development and Life History Evolution in Mesozoic Birds”

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


Jason Bourke

“Shared Soft-Tissue Characters and Airflow Dynamics as Tests of Reconstructed Dinosaur Nasal Cavity Structure”

Ohio University, Athens, OH, U.S.A.


Daniel Field

“Novel Osteological Correlates Enable Accurate Inferences of Flying Ability in Avialae”

Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.


Allison Hsiang

“Back to the Water: Hadrosaur Paleoecology Elucidated by Oxygen Isotopic Composition of Apatitic Phosphate”

Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.


Sara Oser

“Fossil Eggs and Perinatal Remains from the Upper Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation of Montana: Description and Implications”

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.