Russ McCarty Student Travel Grant

This award was established in 2016 in remembrance of Russ McCarty, Chief Preparator at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Russ was instrumental in introducing University of Florida students to laboratory and collections work, and his influence inspired a generation of paleontologists. 

To honor this spirit of encouraging student involvement, the Student Travel Grant winner must have submitted an abstract for a talk or poster at the annual meeting, and will be selected from a pool of applicants by the Awards Committee. 

The recipient of this award will receive:

- One year of complimentary AMMP membership

- Waived conference registration fees

- Stipend to help offset travel and lodging costs.

Stipend amount to be determined based on current rates and availability of funds.

How to Apply

McCarty Award candidates must:

- be an AMMP member in good standing

- be a currently enrolled student,

- or within 1 year post graduation at time of annual meeting

- must submit an abstract to the upcoming AMMP Annual Meeting.

Students may apply for the Travel Award at time of abstract submission or by emailing the Award Committee Chair.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email via the contact information below.

All McCarty Student Award abstracts will be reviewed after the abstract submission deadline. The review committee will select a recipient based on the overall quality of abstract. This includes content, grammar, originality, and adherance to the mission of AMMP.

Please visit the Abstract submission page for more information.

Submission Deadline

February 1st is the deadline for submission annually. This coincides with the abstract submission deadline for the Annual Meeting.

Grant recipient will be notified by February 15th.

Awardee must acknowledge and accept by Feb 20th.

McCarty Student Travel Grant Recipients

2019 - Nickolas Brand East Tennessee State University

"Breaking Clay: Testing The Efficacy of Hydrogen peroxide Aided Screenwashing at the Pliocene Gray Fossil Site"

2018 - Scott Johnston University of Michigan

"Trading Places: Solutions to Challenges in Moving A Large Vertebrate Paleontology Collection"

2017 - Mariana Di Giacomo University of Delaware

"Conservation Science Meets Fossil Preparation: FTIR As a Tool to Identify Materials In Paleontological Collections"

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