Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

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

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 of the following:  

(1) the late Ordovician period, and in particular, the Cincinnatian Series.

(2) Paleozoic periods as centered on the Cincinnati Arch.

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:

o   The total available for all awards for 2016 is over $2000.

o   Award will be between $200 and $1000.

o   All applications must be submitted on the Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award application form.  Mailed applications must be postmarked by February 15, 2016. E-mailed applications must be no later than March 1, 2016.  The form can be found on the Dry Dredgers Web site (drydredgers.com) or obtained by contacting Tom Bantel at (513) 225-7721.  Applications received after the deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the Committee Chairman (Tom Bantel).

o   The applications must be type-written in English.

o   Notification to applicants will be no later than April 15, 2016 with an official announcement at the April 2016 meeting of the Dry Dredgers.

o   Payment of an award will be for expenses that occur after the award has been made and that are consistent with the description made in the original application.  Receipts or other appropriate documentation should be submitted to the Dry Dredger Treasurer and may be done either as expenses occur or in aggregate.

o   All submissions for reimbursement must be received within three years of the date of the award.

o   Any publication or presentation concerning work funded in whole or in part by the Award must acknowledge the Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award. A copy of any published work or unpublished manuscript funded in whole or in part by the Award shall be given to the Dry Dredgers.

Dry Dredgers, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt membership organization of amateurs and professionals formed in April, 1942. It is dedicated to stratigraphy and paleontology, particularly in the Cincinnati Series of the Upper Ordovician of the greater Cincinnati area. Its purpose is to stimulate interest and promote paleontology at all levels and to encourage the collection, identification, preservation and classification of fossils of all types. Throughout its history, the Dry Dredgers have encouraged cooperation among amateur and professional paleontologists.

Please download the application form in one of the formats below by clicking on the link and then saving it to your computer hard drive.

2016 Application Form in .PDF Format

2016 Application Form in Word '97 to 2003 Format (.DOC file)

2016 Application Form in Word 2010 Format (.DOCX file)

Completed applications should be mailed to the address below or emailed to Tom Bantel at tebantel@cinci.rr.com

Tom Bantel
8521 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236-1717