Strimple Award

Know of an amateur or avocational paleontologist who has furthered the field of paleontology? Please recognize that person by nominating him or her for the Paleontological Society Strimple Award.

The Strimple Award recognizes outstanding achievement in paleontology by amateurs (someone who does not make a living full-time from paleontology). Contributions may be an outstanding record of research and publication, making outstanding collections, safeguarding unique paleontological materials through public service, teaching activities in the area of paleontology, and collaborations with others working in paleontology.

Deadline: February 1

Nominations received after this date will be held for the next year. Nominations will be active for three years after receipt, but may be updated yearly, at the discretion of the nominator.

Who May Nominate?
Anyone, including other amateurs, may make a nomination. Nominators do not have to be members of the Paleontological Society.

How to Nominate:
The nomination dossiers should include:

  • Nominee’s full name, address, phone number (and email if available).
  • Contact information for nominator.
  • Certification by the nominator of the amateur status of the nominee.
  • Description of the nominee’s achievements in paleontology (not to exceed three pages).
  • Supporting letters and other documentation. 

All nominations must be submitted electronically by completing and submitting this form. The nomination must be submitted in a single PDF file as a form attachment.

An email confirmation of receipt will be sent to all nominators.

Bill DiMichele, Chair
Anthony Fiorillo
Steven Rosscoe
Joceyln Sessa
Selena Smith