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President's Medal


The President's Medal is a mid-career award given by Council to a palaeontologist who has had between 15 to 25 years of full-time experience after their PhD, in recognition of outstanding contributions in his/her earlier career, coupled with an expectation that they will continue to contribute significantly to the subject in their further work.

The medal is normally awarded each year. The candidate must be nominated by at least two members of the Association. Nominations should include a single page that summarises the candidate's career, and further supported by a brief statement from the two nominees. A list of 10 principal publications should accompany the nomination. Letters of support by others may also be submitted. Council will reserve the right not to make an award in any one year. If a candidate has taken time out from their professional career for family and other purposes, this should be highlighted.

The career summary, statements of support and publication lists should be attached in MS Word or PDF format, ideally as a single document if possible.

Nominations should be sent to secretary@palass.org by 31st March.

The President’s Medal is presented at the Annual Meeting.

Previous recipients of the President's Medal:

    2013 - Prof. Charlie H. Wellman (University of Sheffield)
    2012 - Harry Dowsett
    2011 - Greg Edgecombe
    2010 - Nicholas Butterfield
    2009 - Kevin Peterson
    2008 - Paul Upchurch



    Created by Alan R.T. Spencer on the 2010-01-25. (Version 2.0)