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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 (£)
01/05/2017
PA-OE201601
Pliosaurus: Dive into the Jurassic deep
Isla Gladstone (Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery)
15,000.00
01/05/2017
PA-CA201601
Postembryonic development of the olenelline trilobites from the Cambrian Series 2 strata of Newfoundland
Lukas Laibl (Charles University in Prague)
1,500.00
05/01/2017
PA-UB201705
Does a taxonomic identification bias affect diversity analyses on dinosaurs?
Dr Susannah Maidment (University of Brighton)
1,575.00
12/10/2016
PA-GA201606
Experimental and analytical palaeontology (EGU 2017 session)
Dr Duncan Murdock and Prof Mark Purnell (University of Leicester)
5,850.00
12/10/2016
PA-GA201607
25th International Workshop on Plant Taphonomy
Dr Carole Gee and Prof Thomas Litt (University of Bonn)
2,000.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201606
Sharks with question marks: Impacts of a new fossil on interrelationships of early bullhead sharks
Dr Kate Ashbrook (University of Worcester)
1,200.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201603
Depth related dispersal patterns in ‘complex’ conodonts
Dr Ivan Sansom (University of Birmingham)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201607
Analysis of soft-tissues from a Silurian bivalve
Dr Mark Sutton (Imperial College London)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201604
A new phylogeny of Stegosauria (Ornithischia: Dinosauria)
Dr Susannah Maidment (Imperial College London)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-RG201603
The diagenetic alteration of eumelanin - a squids perspective
Dr Jakob Vinther (University of Bristol)
6,125.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201608
Small-bodied estuarine plesiosaur from the Middle Jurassic gap
Dr David Norman (University of Cambridge)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201601
New sauropod dinosaur remains from the Late Cretaceous of North Africa
Dr Philip Mannion (Imperial College London)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-RG201602
A search for aquatic fungi: understanding the origins of mutualists and parasites
Dr Christine Strullu-Derrien (NHM, London)
9,564.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201605
Survival of the smallest? Trends in brachiopod size across the End-Triassic mass extinction
Dr Alex Dunhill (University of Leeds)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201609
Coccolithophore cell size and growth rates across the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition
Dr Tom Dunkley Jones (University of Birmingham)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-UB201602
Chitinozoan biostratigraphy of the elusive P. linearis graptolite biozone in Girvan, Scotland
Dr Thijs Vandenbrouke (Ghent University)
1,600.00
04/05/2016
PA-RG201601
Anatomy of the oldest candidate snake based on a new skeleton
Dr Roger Benson (University of Oxford)
5,793.00
16/03/2016
PA-GA201602
1st International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Palaeontology (1st IMERP)
Dr Carlos Martinez Perez (University of Valencia)
1,500.00
16/03/2016
PA-GA201605
SPPC & SVPCA 2016
Dr Peter Falkingham (Liverpool John Moores University)
1,181.00
16/03/2016
PA-GA201603
7th International Conference on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber
Dr Andrew Ross (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh)
1,710.00
16/03/2016
PA-GA201601
Across space and through time: understanding evolution and ecology using paleobiogeography; 2016 GSA Annual meeting
Dr Alexander Dunhill (University of Leeds)
1,500.00
16/12/2015
PA-OE201503
Fossils For Everyone: Palaeontology Outreach in Children’s Hospitals
Dr Shaena Montanari (University of Edinburgh)
3,100.00
16/12/2015
PA-UB201501
Dissecting the rise of the archosaurs
Gareth A. Coleman (University of Bristol)
1,600.00
16/12/2015
PA-CA201501
Early Pleistocene Palaeontology of Westbury Cave, Somerset
Neil Adams (Stratton Audley. Oxfordshire)
1,500.00
16/12/2015
PA-GA201504
Rise of Animal Life: Cambrian and Ordovician biodiversification events
Prof. El Hariri (Cadi-Ayyad University)
2,000.00

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