Student research award

Through the Student Research Award The Palynological Society supports research in palynology.

For 2024 there will be two awards of $3000 (US) each, for research in any area of palynology. The money can only be used for costs directly connected to carrying out research, e.g. fieldwork & laboratory expenses (not for travel expenses to attend a meeting, but check out the Student Travel Award). Typically, these awards are provided to students in the preliminary stages of their doctoral research, but MSc. and advanced undergraduate students may also apply.

Basis of awards

The following factors will be weighed in the selection process:
(1) qualification of the student
(2) novelty & imagination of the proposed project
(3) likelihood of significant contribution to palynology at large

Application procedure

Please download the application form here: form.
Part A
of this form is to be completed by the student, and
Part B by the student’s faculty supervisor. 
Applications must be accompanied by a photograph of the student (.jpeg format) for publication in the society’s newsletter.

Additional material will not be considered.


The applicant’s supervisor must submit both parts A and B  either as Word or PDF file to                                            

Awards Committee Chair:
Marie L. Thomas, Ph.D. (Houston, USA)

Please ensure that you have completed both parts A and B of this application form.

The deadline for applications is April 15th 2025. Late or incomplete applications, as well as those that exceed the stated word limits in sections A or B will be disqualified and will not be considered. As per society awards policy, only students who are registered AASP–TPS members are eligible to apply. Applications from non-members will not be accepted.

This year’s applicants will be required to include an itemized budget. Applications without this will be rejected.

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