Deadline Extended - Apply Now for the AWG & Paleontological Society Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology and Winifred Goldring Awards

AWG & Paleontological Society Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award

Given the short time frame for obtaining and sending the documents required to apply for the Paleontological Society and Association for Women Geoscientists Winifred Goldring Award and the AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award, the committee reviewing applications will continue to accept applications until April 30, 2021.

The Association for Women Geoscientists and the Paleontological Society are pleased to announce the AWG Undergraduate Paleontology Award. The award, which consists of a $1000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for the tenure of the awardee’s schooling, will be presented to an outstanding female undergraduate student pursuing a career in paleontology.

All application materials must be received by April 30. The winner will be notified in May and the award will be distributed in early summer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be women pursuing education as an undergraduate student in the paleontological – and affiliated – sciences at a degree-granting institution.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a student during the period of the award.
  • Proof of student status in the form of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be provided.
  • Successful applicants will exhibit exceptional motivation, professional potential, outreach, and long-term commitment to goals. Students may receive the Undergraduate Paleontology Award only once during the tenure of their undergraduate careers.
  • No prior AWG or PS membership is required.
  • National or international students are allowed to apply, with the exception of sanctioned countries. 

AWG & Paleontological Society Winifred Goldring Award

The Association for Women Geoscientists and the Paleontological Society are pleased to announce the Winifred Goldring Award competition. This year, two PhD and 1 MSc awards will be conferred, each consisting of a $2000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for tenure of the awardee’s schooling. The awards will be presented to outstanding female students pursuing a career in paleontology.

The award is named for Winifred Goldring, a pioneering woman paleontologist, who became State Paleontologist of New York State in 1939 and the first female president of the Paleontological Society in 1949. These awards were made possible by the generous donations of David Watkins and MaryAnne Holmes and the Paleontological Society.

All application materials must be received by April 30th. The winner will be notified in May and the award will be distributed in early summer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be women pursuing education as a graduate student in the paleontological – and affiliated – sciences at a degree-granting institution.
  • Applicant must be enrolled as a student during the period of the award.
  • Proof of student status in the form of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be provided.
  • Successful applicants will exhibit exceptional motivation, professional potential, outreach, and long-term commitment to goals.
  • Students may receive the Winifred Goldring Award only once during the tenure of their graduate school careers.
  • No prior AWG or PS membership is required.
  • National or international students are allowed to apply, with the exception of sanctioned countries. 

Application forms can be downloaded from the AWG website (http://awg.org/Awards) — scroll down to this section:

 

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Sandra Carlson - Saturday, April 03, 2021
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April 2, 2021: Given the short time frame for obtaining and sending the documents required to apply for the Paleontological Society and Association for Women Geoscientists Winifred Goldring Award and the AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award, the committee reviewing applications will continue to accept applications until April 30, 2021. Looking forward to seeing your applications!

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