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Russ McCarty Student Travel Grant

This award was established in 2016 in remembrance of Russ McCarty, Chief Preparator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Russ was instrumental in introducing University of Florida students to laboratory and collections work, and his influence inspired a generation of paleontologists. 

To honor this spirit of encouraging student involvement, the Student Travel Grant winner must have submitted an abstract for a talk or poster at the annual meeting, and will be selected from a pool of applicants by the Awards Committee. 

The award includes one year of complimentary AMMP membership, waived conference registration, and a stipend to help offset travel and lodging costs. Stipend amount to be determined based on current rates and availability of funds.


How to Apply

Upon submission of your abstract, you will have the opportunity indicate you are a student that would like to be considered for the award.

All abstracts will be reviewed upon closing of the abstract submission. The review committee will then select from the applicants and notify award recipient.

Please visit the Abstract submission page for more information.

McCarty Student Travel Grant Recipients

Mariana Di Giacomo

University of Delaware

"Conservation Science Meets Fossil Preparation: FTIR As a Tool to Identify Materials In Paleontological Collections"

Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Established 2014

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