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Funding Awarded

Each year the Palaeontological Association distributes grants of varying sizes to a wide range of research topics. Grants/awards (from 2014 onwards) are listed below with information on the amount granted, recipient, project, and any outcomes (e.g. publications etc...).

Awarded Funding List

Award Date Reference Title Principle Applicant Award Amount (£)
17/12/2014
PA-UB201406
Stomatal distribution in the living fossil Ginkgo biloba
Ruth Hodge (University of Nottingham)
1,400.00
17/12/2014
PA-SB201404
Fossil polychaetes from the Palaeozoic of North America
Luke Parry (University of Bristol)
1,500.00
17/12/2014
PA-WA201401
What is the Cambrian “muscle worm”?
Dr Allison Daley (University of Oxford)
1,500.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201410
On the evolution and function of colour patterns in moray eels
James Teoh (University of Bristol)
1,200.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201403
Variations in seasonality of productivity over the last 22 kyr in the bathyal NE Atlantic using foraminifera
Curtis Bracher (Plymouth University)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-SB201401
Middle Triassic conodont apparatus reconstruction from China
Jinyuan Huang (Chengdu Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources)
1,500.00
17/12/2014
PA-RG201401
Comparative experimental taphonomy of marine crustaceans: clues to their fossil record
Dr Adiël Klompmaker (University of Florida)
1,900.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201407
The late Devonian mass extinction phase: new data from the British marine fossil record
Ian Smith (Plymouth University)
1,200.00
17/12/2014
PA-SB201405
Biomechanical impact of skull sutures in Palaeognathae
Nicola Stone (University of Bristol)
784.00
17/12/2014
PA-CA201401
Evolution of the oldest Mesozoic platform margin reef
William Foster (Plymouth University)
1,500.00
17/12/2014
PA-RG201501
Resolving the evolutionary relationships of the Ediacaran biota with new quantitative methods
Dr Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill (University of Cambridge)
3,965.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201404
A pilot multidisciplinary analysis of a new shelfal succession through the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event
Alex Hudson (University of Southampton)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-SB201402
Community ecology of Cambrian deep marine scratch-circles
Dr Breandán MacGabhann (Edge Hill University)
750.00
17/12/2014
PA-RG201402
Phylogeny of basal sauropodomorphs: insights on the early radiation of the group and the transition to Sauropoda
Dr Alejandro Otero (Museo de La Plata)
7,684.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201408
Small carbonaceous fossils (SCFs): a new measure for the early Silurian palaeobiodiversity of New York State, USA
Laurenz Schröer (Ghent University)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201401
X-ray approaches to identification of tropical plant fossils
Neil Adams (Royal Holloway, London)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-SW201401
Tournaisian chondrichthyans from the Scottish Borders
Kelly Richards (University of Cambridge)
1,442.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201405
Palaeogene and Neogene hydrocarbon seep molluscs from the Caribbean Region
Jordan Bestwick (University of Leeds)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-SB201403
Pterosaur body mass, pneumaticity, and flight mechanics
Elizabeth Martin (University of Southampton)
1,500.00
17/12/2014
PA-RG201403
Evolution of biofouling and bioerosion in the early Palaeozoic of Baltica
Dr Olev Vinn (University of Tartu)
5,200.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201409
Feeding ecology of the deep bodied fish Dapedium granulatus from the lower Lias of Dorset
Fiann Smithwick (University of Bristol)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-UB201402
Taphonomy of fossil embryos and the veracity of the earliest fossil record of animals
Holly Betts (University of Bristol)
1,600.00
17/12/2014
PA-SW201402
Ecology and evolution of British Jurassic marine reptiles
Davide Foffa (University of Edinburgh)
1,467.00
08/10/2015
PA-GA201506
Co-evolution of life and the planet: broad-scale controls on biodiversity; 2015 GSA Annual meeting Topical Session T149
Prof. Richard Twitchett (Natural History Museum, London)
2,000.00
16/12/2015
PA-SW201502
The Late Triassic amphibian and reptilian fauna of the Jameson Land Basin (East Greenland) and its comparison with coeval European faunas
Marco Marzola (University of Copenhagen)
1,360.00

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