Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

Click here for a list of past award winners

Applications are now being accepted.

The Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award provides funding to support research in paleontology and stratigraphy intended for publication. While any research topic may be submitted for award, special consideration will be given to projects involving one of the following:  

(1) The late Ordovician period, and in particular, the Cincinnati Series.

(2) Paleozoic era as centered on the Cincinnati Arch.

Applications are limited to current graduate level individuals who are at an accredited US University and studying paleontology or stratigraphy.  Those research projects that involve collaboration by amateur and professional paleontologists are encouraged.  However, awards will only be made to the graduate student for their personal expenses and not to teams.

The Selection Committee currently consists of 5 amateurs and 3 professional paleontologists, all of whom are members of the Dry Dredgers. All decisions of the Selection Committee are final and non-appealable.

Rules and Stipulations:

Dry Dredgers, Inc. is a non-profit tax-exempt membership organization of amateurs and professionals formed in April, 1942. It is dedicated to stratigraphy and paleontology, particularly in the Cincinnati Series of the Upper Ordovician of the greater Cincinnati area. Its purpose is to stimulate interest and promote paleontology at all levels and to encourage the collection, identification, preservation and classification of fossils of all types. Throughout its history, the Dry Dredgers have encouraged cooperation among amateur and professional paleontologists.

Please download the application form in one of the formats below by clicking on the link and then saving it to your computer hard drive.

MS Word Format Application Form

PDF format Application Form (no fill out fields)

Tom Bantel
8521 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236-1717