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Grant-in-aid schemes


The Palaeontological Association has three grant-in-aid schemes.

Grant-in-aid: Annual Meeting Attendance

Grant aid is available to assist postgraduate students attending the Association's Annual Meeting. This is available for those travelling from outside the country hosting the meeting (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are regarded as constituent members of the UK for this purpose). Awards are limited to those making an oral or poster presentation. Applications for grant aid to attend this year's meeting (no form necessary) should be made to the Executive Officer: Dr Tim Palmer, Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BD, (palass@palass.org).

Grant-in-aid: meeting support

The Association is happy to receive applications for loans or grants from the organisers of scientific meetings that lie conformably with its charitable purpose, which is to promote research in palaeontology and its allied sciences. Application should be made in good time by the scientific organiser(s) of the meeting on the online application form (see below). Such requests will be considered by Council at the March and the October Council Meetings each year. Enquiries may be made to the Secretary, and requests should be sent by 1st March or 1st October each year.

Grant-in-aid: workshops and short courses

The Palaeontological Association is happy to receive applications from the organisers of workshops and short courses for grants-in-aid. If the application is successful, we will require that the support of the Association is acknowledged, preferably with reproduction of the Association’s logo, in the Meeting literature. Application should be made by the scientific organiser(s) of the meeting by e-mail on the form set out below. Such requests will be considered by Council at the March and the October Council Meetings each year. Enquiries may be made to the Secretary, and completed requests should be made at least six months in advance of the event in question and should be submitted using the online application form, by March 1st or September 25th.

Making an application for meeting or workshop/short course support

Applications should be made through online submission, for which you will need the following information:

  1. Title of meeting/ workshop/ short course
  2. Date and Place proposed
  3. Name, position, and affiliation of the organiser(s)
  4. Brief description (not more than 10 lines) of the rationale behind the meeting/ workshop/ short course
  5. Anticipated number of attendees
  6. Amount requested (also whether request is for a loan or a grant)
  7. Other sources of funding applied for
  8. Specific use to which requested funds will be put
  9. Note: If funds are requested to support one or more keynote speakers, then full details of their names, affiliations and titles of presentations should be included. The application will be strengthened if the keynote speaker agrees to submit their paper as a review to Palaeontology.

Online Application Form

Submit an application here



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