Morris F. Skinner Award

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

Morris F. Skinner Award

© Michael Skrepnick

The Morris F. Skinner Award honors outstanding and sustained contributions to scientific knowledge through the making of important collections of fossil vertebrates — it shall also be made to those persons who encourage, train or teach others toward the same pursuits.  


  • Nominees do NOT need to be members of SVP. 


Submit nominations via the online award submission system.  Required information to be submitted includes: 

  • One (1) letter of nomination 
  • Letters of Support from at least two (2) but no more than four (4) colleagues should be submitted through the online application system.
Nominations for the 2024 Skinner Award are now closed.


Daniel Goujet, Chair, Skinner Award Panel

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