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René M. Vandervelde Research Grant

2021 Corporate Sponsor Korite International

Rene Martinus Vandervelde

The Association of Applied Paleontological Services (AAPS) is pleased to announce the René M. Vandervelde Research Grant. Beginning in 2007, Korite® International is making $1000 available annually to qualified students and researchers working in the marine paleontology, geology, or stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous Pierre and Bearpaw Shales of North America. Through this grant, Korite® International is hoping to encourage scientific research and publications on the fauna and flora of these deposits. Korite® International is the world's foremost collector of ammonites from the Bearpaw Shale of Alberta and markets the beautiful Ammolite gems and jewelry around the world.

To apply, contact Neal L. Larson, AAPS Scholarship Chairman, at the address below; or email him at ammoniteguy@gmail.com All applicants need to send a letter of request, a brief synopsis of planned research goals (no more than two pages), resume (including publications and abstracts), plus a letter of support from either a professor and/or associates. The recipients will be selected by the AAPS Board of Directors and an official representative from Korite® International. To be considered for this grant, all applications must be received by Dec. 1st. Recipients will be announced at the AAPS annual meeting, held February in conjunction with the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.

Application by email is prefered, please send documentation in PDF to the email address listed. You may send your application to:

Neal Larson, Scholarship and Grant Chairperson
C/O Larson Paleontology
P.O. Box 1313
Hill City, SD 57745


Isabella Kruta2008Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle & University of Burgundy - Dijon, France
Kimberly C. Handle2013Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Joshua Slattery2015University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Dr James Witts2018American Museum of Natural History, NY, NY
Dr Neil H. Landman2019American Museum of Natural History, NY, NY
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