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A. Allen Graffham Paleontology Research Grant

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A. Allan Graffham

The A. Allen Graffham Research Grant, is a $1000 grant which will be awarded to a researcher that will publish on specimens collected by, or in collaboration with, AAPS members. The AAPS will offer this research grant annually to a scientist, researcher, or student in paleontology. This grant will be awarded by a majority vote of the membership attending the annual meeting in Tucson every February.

The applicant must qualify and meet the approval of the Board of Directors. Because a majority of our members are active collectors, we request that the applicant must utilize, publish, and acknowledge which member the fossils came from along with acknowledging the AAPS as a grant provider. The funds may be used for publication costs, technical costs, further collecting costs, or other research costs. Further acquisitions of fossils for continued research may also be an acceptable use.

The applicant does not need to be a member of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences.

Starting in 2021, applicants from outside of the United States must have a bank account in their name, that will accept wire transfers from the United States of America. AAPS will no longer mail award payments in the form of a check to other countries.

If you are interested, you may apply by sending a letter of application explaining the focus of your research, which AAPS member you collected with or acquired the fossils from, and what you plan on using the money for.

You must submit the following.

1. A letter of application outlining your project as noted above,including a summery of what the grant is needed for.
2. A letter of recommendation from one or more of your professors or advisors.
3. A current Curriculum Vitae or Collage Transcript.
4. A current photograph of the Applicant, which can be emailed, but it must be at least 400 pixels X 600 pixels and 72 dpi.

The application must be received by November 1st, to be considered for the following calendar year. Incomplete submissions, not containing the required documentation or submissions recieved after November 1st will be returned to the submitter. You may send your application to: Neal Larson, Scholarship and Grant Chairperson, ammoniteguy@gmail.com.

The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, AAPS, is a public charity under IRS section 501(c)(3). As such it is tax exempt for income tax purposes and is permitted to receive tax deductible gifts pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service. It is also able to receive tax deductible bequests for Estate Tax purposes. Donations to any of our scholarships and Grants are totally tax deductible here in the United States. 100% of all Scholarship and Grant donations are used for those purposes only. Specimens donated for our annual auction may also be deductible, but you need to check with your tax and estate planner.


Susana Palamarczuk2006Brooklyn Collage New York
Michael D. Deak2022Youngstown State University Ohio
Brennan P. Martens2023University of Alberta
Trevor H Rempert2024Case Western Reserve University

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