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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

McCarty Award candidates must be AMMP members, must be currently enrolled students or within 1 year post graduation at time of annual meeting, and must submit an abstract for talk or poster to the upcoming AMMP Annual Meeting. Students may apply for the Travel Award at time of abstract submission or by emailing the Award Committee Chair. Abstract submission deadline is February 15th.

Please take time to submit your abstract and apply for the award. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email via the contact information below.

Vicki Yarborough

AMMP Award Committee Chair

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

All McCarty Student Award abstracts will be reviewed after the abstract submission deadline. The review committee will select a recipient based on the overall quality of abstract.

Please visit the Abstract submission page for more information.

McCarty Student Travel Grant Recipients

2017 - Mariana Di Giacomo

University of Delaware

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

The 2018 abstract submission deadline is February 15th (extended from Feb 1st). 

Grant recipient will be notified by February 20th.

Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

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