Paleonet: Funding opportunity to work in IU Paleontology Collection

Polly, P. David pdpolly at
Tue Mar 1 17:51:10 GMT 2016

Hi Roy, 

Yes.  An online inventory of the Indiana University collection is available at <>.  Follow the link to “Holdings” and then to “Collection Inventory”.  

The strength of the collection is Paleozoic marine of North America, especially Devonian through Carboniferous.  We also have a reasonable amount of Mesozoic material from around the world, and a little bit of Cenozoic terrestrial (notably a small collection of early Wasatchian from Bighorn Basin and some Pleistocene).  

With best wishes,

> On 1 Mar 2016, at 10:25 AM, Plotnick, Roy E <plotnick at> wrote:
> David:
> Is there an online catalog of the collections?  That would be useful if someone wants to apply to work there, Best - Roy
> On 3/1/2016 8:16 AM, Polly, P. David wrote:
>> A competitive fellowship to support two weeks of summer research in the Indiana University Paleontology Collection is available through the IU Institute for Advanced Study ( <>)   The IU Paleontology Collection contains 1.3 million fossils with specialities in mid Paleozoic macroinvertebrates ( <>).  Deadline for applications is March 21, 2016.
>> The Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Repository Research Fellowship. In partnership with repositories on the IU         Bloomington campus and supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the program funds a short-term fellowship for a faculty member or community scholar to conduct in-depth research in the collections of one or more of our partner repositories. Applicants from Minority Serving Institutions, community colleges, and source communities are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants who are collaborating with Indiana University Bloomington faculty members.
>> This initiative is intended to support research in the rich collections of the IU Bloomington campus and to build partnerships between scholars at and beyond IUB.  The fellowship provides funding for travel costs, accommodation, per diem, and a two-week stipend.  Please note: This fellowship is intended to support research in IU Bloomington’s unique collections; the application should focus on materials that cannot be accessed elsewhere. 
>> Summer 2016 partner repositories include the Archives of African American Music and Culture, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, The IU Art Museum, the IU Herbarium, the IU Libraries, the IU Paleontology Collection, the Jerome Hall Law Library, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies Central Asian Archives. Applications are due by March 21, 2016. For application materials and additional information, please visit our website at <> .
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