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Romer-Simpson Medal 

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The A.S. Romer - G.G. Simpson medal, the society's highest award, is awarded for sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence in the discipline of Vertebrate Paleontology. Learn more about Dr. Simpson or Dr. Romer

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominees do NOT need to be members of SVP.

How to Submit

Nominations should be submitted directly to the award chair, Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan, via email.  Nominations are confidential and candidates should not be informed of the submission. Please include the following in your nomination documentation: 
  • A formal letter of nomination
  • At least two (2) seconding letters of support. Each letter must bear the contact information of the person providing the letter (name, institution, phone and e-mail address). Nominating and supporting letters should explain how the individual fits the criteria for the award, emphasizing the nominee's contributions to Vertebrate Paleontology over the span of his/her career.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • Nominees may include vertebrate paleontologists who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field from mid to senior career levels.


2014 award applications are now CLOSED.



Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
Email: anusuya.chinsamy-turan@uct.ac.za

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