About the Society Awards Honorary Membership Award
©  Michael Skrepnick
In recognition of distinguished contributions to the discipline of Vertebrate Paleontology. Up to two honorees are named per year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominees do not have to be a member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. You will be asked to complete a form providing name, email etc. but will not be prompted to pay for membership.

How to Apply

Please utilize the SVP online award submission system to apply. Any materials sent by e-mail, fax or mail will NOT be reviewed. Once you click "submit" the award application is complete so be sure to double check that all fields and uploads are exactly as you wish BEFORE clicking "submit". Be sure to name all uploaded documents with your name and a description of the attachment (ie John Smith Photo). Have the following items ready when you submit your application:


  • A letter of nomination
  • Three (3) additional letters of support. All letters of support should be compiled into one electronic file. Each letter of support must bear the contact information of the person providing the letter (name, institution, phone and e-mail address).
  • Curriculum Vitae of candidate
  • Candidate photo

The 2017 awards application process is CLOSED! Click here to apply.
Submission deadline is March 15, 2017, 11:59 PM US EST.


Margaret E. Lewis
Associate Professor Biology
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Email: margaret.lewis@stockton.edu

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