This award honors Richard “Dick” E. Petit (1931-2013) and recognizes his taxonomic and systematic accomplishments in malacology and contributions to the Society. Dick served as President of the Society (then AMU) in 1988 and in various other capacities and was named an honorary life member in 1997. The award will be given each year to support student research that focuses on revisionary taxonomy and systematics of a molluscan taxon. One grant of $500 will be given each year, subject to availability of funds.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD
Recipients of awards are expected to submit the following to AMS's Student Awards and Education Committee within one year of the award date: (i) a report that describes how funds were used and (ii) a brief summary of the research and results to be published in the AMS Newsletter. Awardees may apply for additional awards only after these written reports have been received.
HOW TO APPLY
All application materials must be sent via email to the chair of the Student Awards and Education Committee, Tom Duda. Applicants should attach a single electronic file (Word document or pdf) containing the summary of the proposal and their CV. Please title the filename with the applicant’s last name underscore “AMS” (e.g. Jones_AMS.doc). The letter of recommendation must be received directly from the letter writer via email.