Paleonet: Summer fellowship for IU Paleontology Collection

Polly, P. David pdpolly at
Tue Mar 20 00:46:48 GMT 2018

Call for applications

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 specialties in mid Paleozoic macroinvertebrates (  Deadline for applications is March 23, 2018.

The Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study is now accepting applications for its 2018 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 2018 partner repositories include the Archives of African American Music and Culture, the Archives of Traditional Music, the IU Archives, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, the Indiana Geological Survey, the IU Herbarium, the Kinsey Institute, the IU Libraries, the IU Paleontology Collection, the Jerome Hall Law Library, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Lilly Library, the Sage Collection, and the Wylie House Museum. Applications are due by March 23, 2018. For application materials and additional information, please visit our website at

Projects focusing on items that can be purchased, borrowed through interlibrary loan, or utilized effectively from a distance via digital surrogates are not within the scope of this program.

P. David Polly
Shrock Professor of Sedimentary Geology
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Biology and Anthropology
Indiana University
1001 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN  47405-1405
pdpolly at<mailto:pdpolly at>
+1 (812) 855-7994

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