Everett Lindsay Award

Theropod trackway, Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, Wyoming, photo credit: Thomas Holtz

Everett Lindsay Award

The Everett Lindsay Paleomammalogy Award was created to fund field or laboratory research into the evolution of mammals, broadly construed. The award may support investigation of mammalian fossils themselves or the deposits in which they occur. It may include novel approaches in anatomy, function, chronology, paleoenvironments and paleoecology, and modeling. The study – geological, biological, or behavioral – should be related to the evolution of mammals, which was always at the center of the research interests of Professor Everett H. Lindsay. The objective is to support graduate student research to the extent funds allow, with the only requirements being a relevance to mammalian evolution and creativity of the recipient.


  • Applicants must be current Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) members.
  • All current SVP members who are graduate students are eligible to apply, except immediate past recipients of the Lindsay Award are not eligible to apply.
  • The Lindsay Award recipient shall be chosen on the basis of the scholarly contribution of their proposed research.


Applications are submitted by current SVP process. Applications should include:

  • The title and description of the proposed research, no longer than three double-spaced pages. The description should include anticipated timetable and results of the completed research, methods, and a major category budget.
  • A written statement of how this award will contribute to the success of the proposed research.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one on the support letters is from a sponsor at the institution where the student is currently enrolled as a graduate student, verifying the applicant’s status as a graduate student.

As indicated by the SVP Awards Committee section of the SVP handbook, nominees selected by the award panel must be approved by the SVP Executive Committee.

Applications for the 2024 Everett Lindsay Award are now closed.


Lou Taylor, Chair, Everett Lindsay Award Panel