Student travel awards


The AASP – The Palynological Society will provide limited travel support for student members intending to present talks or posters at the forthcoming meeting in Ghent, Belgium (June 30th – July 5th, 2019).

The amount of funding available for the travel award is variable based on need. The committee has been allocated up to $1500 to divide among the successful applicants. The deadline for applications for Student Travel Grants will be February 28, 2019. Applications MUST include the following:

1) One paragraph justifying the request, plus a description of the research to be presented (including the submitted abstract)*
2) A photograph of the applicant*
3) An outline of the amount requested, and how the funds will be used
4) Applicant’s email and postal addresses

The above should be forwarded by the applicant’s advisor or supervisor, and accompanied by a brief explanation of how attendance at the Annual Meeting will benefit the student.

Please submit applications to the Chair of the Awards Committee:
Niall W. Paterson
Dept. of Earth Science, University of Bergen

Applicants MUST be members of the Society in order to be eligible for consideration

* Please note that in order to receive the funds, successful applicants MUST also forward their request justification, research description and a photograph to the Newsletter Editor (Gilda Lopes; These will feature in the September Newsletter following the annual meeting.

Niall W. Paterson
Dept. of Earth Science
University of Bergen
Post Box 7803
Bergen, N-5020


In order to support the teaching of palynology at the undergraduate level, and to encourage and reward student engagement and achievement in this field, AASP-The Palynological Society announces the AASP Undergraduate Student Award.
The awards are made annually to students nominated by faculty members teaching courses with significant palynological content. One student recipient, with meritorious achievement in some aspect of the course, can be nominated per year per institution.
A faculty member, who is a member in good standing of AASP, and who teaches an appropriate course, may nominate the course using the Registration Form [AASP Undergraduate Student Award Form]. Upon approval by the Awards Committee, faculty teaching approved courses may nominate a student to receive the award at any time of the year on the basis of their qualifying criteria.
Each award consists of one year’s free membership in the Society to include two issues of the Society’s publications, the journal Palynology and the quarterly newsletter, discounts on other AASP publications, discounted registration fees at Society meetings, and eligibility for Society awards.



The Paleontological Society invites applications from student members for a limited number of $800 grants to support research in any field or aspect of paleontology. The top three proposals receive Mid-American Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Research Awards. Undergraduate and graduate student members of the Paleontological Society conducting research on any aspect of paleontology may apply. The program is not limited to U.S. students. Click here for further information.


The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) has an ongoing grants program for support of thesis work. Deadlines vary but are usually March to May of each year. Click here for further information.