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All awards are presented at the SVP annual meeting. The 2015 awards application process is now CLOSED. Check back in 2016.
Click on the award you are interested in below and follow the link on that award's page to apply.

You may view the 2015 award winners HERE.

The approved 2015 award amounts may be viewed HERE.

Colbert Prize
Best Student Poster
Dawson Grant

Promotes professional career in vertebrate Paleontology
Estes Memorial
Graduate Research in Non-Mammalian Paleontology
Patterson Memorial
Student Fieldwork in Vertebrate Paleonology

Hix Preparators Grant

To advance preparation and preparators

Scientists from Economically Developing Nations

 Enables scientists from economically developing nations to present research at the SVP Annual Meeting
Romer Prize  
Best student presentation
Romer-Simpson Medal  
Lifetime Achievment in the field of Vertebrate Paleontology
Skinner Award
Contributions to science through supporting the collection of vertebrate fossils 
Wood Award  
  Supports student research that involves museum and university vertebrate fossil and/or natural history collections
Taylor & Francis Award
Best Student Article in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Gregory Award
Outstanding service to the welfare of the Society
Honorary Membership Award
Distinguished contribution to the field of Vertebrate Paleontology

Institutional Membership
Access to electronic-based publications and news of SVP for institutions based in developing countries. 
Jackson Student Travel Grant

Encourages student participation in the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting.
Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize
Outstanding achievement in paleontological illustration and art.

Cohen Award for Student Research

Foster excellent student research in the study of vertebrate paleontology.