SVP Announces the New Albert E. Wood Award

April 2, 2012

Apply for the NEW Albert E. Wood Award by May 7

The SVP is excited to announce a new award named in honor of Dr. Albert E. Wood. He was a charter member of the SVP and unofficially served as curator of the vertebrate paleontological collections of Amherst College’s Pratt Museum of Geology, which included the famous “fossil bird” footprints. Learn more about Dr. Wood.

The purpose of the award is to support student research that involves museum and university vertebrate fossil and/or natural history collections. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.  Applicants and their sponsors must be SVP members or pending members. Proposals for the Albert E. Wood Award must be for collection-based work on some aspect of vertebrate evolution, and special attention will be given to proposals that greatly enhance the value of fossil material already residing in collections. Funds may be used for travel to collections and/or supplies that aid research. The Wood Award may be used to supplement other sources of funding (and vice versa); if such funding is currently available, please include this information in the budget section of the application form. If completion of the project depends upon securing other funding, indicate this as well.

Applications are due by e-mail on Monday, May 7, 2012, at Noon Central Time USA, and signed applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 14, 2012. Visit the SVP website to download the application.