Student travel awards


Applications are being accepted for the 2022 Manizales conference. The deadline is March 1, 2022

The amount of funding awarded to successful applicants is variable based upon their needs.

Application procedure:

Please download the application form here [AASP_Travel_Award_ 2020_application].

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.

The applicant’s supervisor must submit both parts A and B of the form to the Awards Committee Chair, either as Word document or as a PDF:                                                    

Dr. Marie L. Thomas
AASP – TPS Awards Committee Chair

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

Late or incomplete applications 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.


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.