Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

Application acceptance ended on March 1, 2015. Thanks very much for applying.
The 2016 award application acceptance will begin in October 2015.

Click here for a list of who has rececived 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:

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.
For additional application forms go to drydredgers.org or write to:

Tom Bantel
8521 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236-1717


A P P L I C A T I O N   F O R M

Completed applications should sent to the address above or E-mailed to

email:  Tom Bantel, Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award Selection Committee (tebantel@cinci.rr.com)



Name: _________________________________________________ Phone # _______________

E-Mail Address : _________________________________________ Fax # ________________

Mailing Address: ________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________ __________

Biography: On a separate sheet of paper provide a brief biography including paleontological clubs and professional affiliations, academic degrees, and prior publications, if any.

Project Title: ____________________________________________________________________

Description: (Limited to this space and one side of one additional page of at least 10 point type.)

Amount Requested (maximum $1000): $ _______________________

How will the money be used? Please itemize. (Page charges will not be accepted)

Anticipated end results of this project:

Updated: Oct 9, 2014