Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award
Click here for a list of who has received the award
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:
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.
- fossils of the late Ordovician, and in particular, the Cincinnati Series
- fossils in the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio.
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:
- The total for all awards will not exceed $1500 for 2014.
- No single award will be for more than $1000.
- All applications must be submitted on the Dry Dredgers Paleontological
Research Award application form and be postmarked or E-mailed no later than
March 1, 2014. The form can be found on the Dry Dredgers Web site or by
contacting Tom Bantel at (513) 225-7721. Applications received after
the deadline will be accepted at the discretion of The Committee Chairman
- The applications must be type-written in English.
- Notification will be no later than April 15, 2014 with an official
announcement at the April 2014 meeting of the Dry Dredgers.
- 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.
- All submissions for reimbursement must be received within three years of
the date of the award.
- 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 A copy of any published work or unpublished manuscript funded in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.
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.
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Mail the completed application form to...
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
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
Thanks for applying.
Updated: December 8, 2013