Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

Applications for the 2018 Paleontological Research Award are no longer being accepted.
The winners for this year have now been announced.

Click here for a list of award winners

Applications for the 2019 Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award will begin on November 1, 2018.

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 5 amateurs and 3 professional paleontologists, all of whom are members of the Dry Dredgers. All decisions of the Selection Committee are final and non-appealable.

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.


Tom Bantel
8521 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236-1717