To support post-graduate training in micropalaeontology
- Individual students undergoing post-graduate training in micropalaeontology
- Micropalaeontology courses requiring equipment or additional resources
Awards can be made both to dedicated micropalaeontology training and to micropalaeontological components of broader courses (e.g. undertaking a micropalaeontology project within a stratigraphy M.Sc).
Applications from student attendees on the following short courses will be considered for funding;
- Urbino Foram Summer School
- Terrestrially-Derived Fossil Palynoflora: Subsurface Application to Petroleum Geology. Master Class
- Polar Marine Diatom Workshop
- INA; Nannofossil short course
If you would like to apply for funding, please use the appropriate form below;
The following organisations are thanked for their financial contribution to the Education Trust;
BG Group (2012-13)
MMEA (Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa Scout Group; 2014-15)
Shell International (2012-15)
A number of private individual donors are also thanked.
Without the continued support of such organisations and individuals the Trust will be unable to support education in micropalaeontology.
Matt Hall & Agile-Libre are thanks for their generous donations generated from every sale of “52 things you should know about Palaeontology”.
The Educational Trust is run by a Board of Trustees comprising the following people;
Dr. Matt Wakefield (BG Group); Chair
Dr. Haydon Bailey (Network Stratigraphic Ltd; former chair)
Dr. Robert Campbell (Shell International)
Dr. Jim Fenton (CGG-Robertson)
Dr. Dan Finucane (BP)
Matt Hampton (Network Stratigraphic Ltd; Treasurer)
Dr. Nick Holmes (RPS-Ichron Ltd)
Dr. Emma Sheldon (GEUS)
Dr. Bruce Tocher (Statoil)
Former Trustees (now retired from board);
Dr. Shirley van Heck
Dr. Bob Wyn Jones
Dr. Simon Payne
Dr. Jeremy Young (former treasurer)