Student research award

The AASP–The Palynological Society is pleased to announce its program of Student Research Awards to support research in palynology.

For 2023, there will be two awards of $3000 (US) each, for research in any area of palynology. Student Research Awards are to be used for costs directly connected to carrying out research, such as fieldwork and laboratory expenses, but not for travel expenses to attend a meeting. 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 qualification of the student, the novelty and imagination of the proposed project, and the likelihood of significant contribution to the science of palynology are factors that will be weighed in the selection process.

Application procedure

Please download the application form here Research-Award_application form_2023.
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 2022. 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.