Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

Click here for a list of who has received the award so far.

The DEADLINE for application submission is March 1, 2014!

The Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award provides funding to support research in paleontology and stratigraphy intended for publication. While any research topic may be submitted for award, special consideration will be given to projects involving one or both of the following:

  1. fossils of the late Ordovician, and in particular, the Cincinnati Series
  2. fossils in the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Applications from amateurs, students and professionals are welcome. Those research projects that involve collaboration by amateur and professional paleontologists are encouraged.  However, awards will only be made to individuals for their personal expenses and not to teams. 

The Selection Committee currently consists of 4 amateur and 5 professional paleontologists, all of whom are members of the Dry Dredgers. All decisions of the Selection committee are final and non-appealable.

Rules and Stipulations:  


Download the application form at one of the links below. You can either print the PDF format, complete it in pencil or ink and mail it to the address below, or you can edit the Microsoft Word document, save it and email it to to the email address below.

Download application in PDF format by clicking this link. (238 KB)

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Mail the completed application form to...
Dry Dredgers Award Application
c/o Department of Geology
P.O. Box 210013
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0013

To submit this application form via email, either copy and paste the text of the PDF file into an email, fill it out by editing it in your email software,

Or you can download the Microsoft Word version of this application form by clicking this link. (1,753 KB)

Edit the application with Microsoft Word and Email the completed application to Tom Bantel at tombantel@zoomtown.com.

Thanks for applying.

Updated: December 8, 2013