The AASP – The Palynological Society is pleased to announce its program of Student Research Grants to support research in palynology. For 2016, there will be two grants for $3000 (US) each for research in any area of palynology and one McNeilly Grant of $3000 (US) for research in Cenozoic tropical palynology (defined as approaching any scientific question using terrestrial palynomorphs or terrestrial with marine palynomorphs). Student Research Grants are to be used for costs directly connected to carrying out research, such as fieldwork and laboratory expenses. Ordinarily, the scholarships will be awarded to beginning graduate students, but advanced undergraduate students may also apply.
Basis of Awards ‑ The qualification of the student, the originality and imagination evident in the proposed project, and the likelihood of significant contribution to the science of palynology are factors that will be weighed in selection of award winners.
To Apply ‑ Part A of this form [Student Research Grant] is to be filled out by the student and Part B by the student's faculty supervisor. The faculty supervisor will send both forms together by email to the address at the end of Part B. A total of four pages, including forms A and B will be accepted. Additional material will not be considered. Research Grant applications must be received no later than March 31st of each year and awards will be announced by May 3rd of each year.