Through its Recognition and Grants Committee, SPNHC provides funding to support conference travel and research projects, and awards that recognize individuals who through excellence promote or advance the aims of the Society.
Further information is available by following the links at the side of this page. Questions and nominations should be directed to the Chair of the Recognition & Grants Committee
SPNHC RECOGNIZED AWARDS AND GRANTS & list of past recipients
For recognition of an individual for exceptional contributions to the objectives of the Society.
The CAROLYN ROSE AWARD (formerly the SPNHC AWARD):
For a direct or indirect significant contribution to the objectives of the Society. Nominee may be SPNHC member or non-member.
1993: Mary-Lou Florian
2008: Stephen L. Williams
2010: Robert Waller
2011: John Simmons
2012: Cathy Hawks
2014: Dr. Tom Strang
2016: David Pinniger
The PRESIDENT'S AWARD:
For superior service to the Society. Normally, this would involve superior, prolonged service to appointed offices, committees, and/or ongoing activities of SPNHC. Nominee must be a current or previous SPNHC member.
1995: Paisley Cato
1998: Janet Waddington
1999: Steve Williams
2000: Julia Golden
2001: Carolyn Rose
2002: Ann Pinzl
2003: Cathy Hawks
2008: Lisa Palmer
2011: Andy Bentley
2012: Tim White
2014: Judith Price
2015: Susan H. Butts
SPECIAL SERVICES RECOGNITION:
For recognition of individual(s) for any special effort leading to the success of an important event or activity of the Society. The award is primarily a statement of appreciation.
2000: Iris Hardy & Alex Wilson
2001: David von Endt & Jean DeMouthe
2002: Jean-Marc Gagnon & Ingrid Birker
2003: Chris Norris & Richard Monk
2004: Elana Benamy, Tim White, Barbara Brown & Chris Norris
2005: Lori Benson, Laura Abraczinskas, Ann Pinzl, Rob Huxley, Chris Collins
2006: Cindy Ramotnik, Jane Mygatt. Cheryl Parmenter, Karen Kajiwara, Tom Giermakowski, Chris Frazier, Jon Greggs
2007: Gretchen Anderson & Local Organizing Committee
2008: Janet Braun & Marcie Revelez & Local Organizing Committee
2009: René Dekker, Dries van Dam and Christiane Quaisser
2010: Jean-Marc Gagnon & Judith Price & Local Organizing Committee
2011: Debra Trock & Local Organizing Committee
2012: Lisa Elkin, Barb Brown, Tim White and the Local Organizing Committee
2013: Greg Watkins-Colwell, Amanda Neill, Sally Shelton and the Local Organizing Committee
2014: Julian Carter and the Local Organizing Committee
2015: Local Organizing Committee
2016: Local Organizing Committee
2017: Local Organizing Committee
2018: Local Organizing Committee
VENDOR RECOGNITION AWARD:
2017: Delta Designs
The FABER RESEARCH GRANT:
A cash grant ($1000 maximum) for a competitive research proposal, intended to encourage innovative projects that promote the objectives of the Society in collections management, conservation, or other collection-oriented aspects of natural history.
1996: Julia Golden
1999: Jennifer Pestovic
2001: Lori Benson & Rose Kubiatowcz
2005: Ann Molineux
2008: Mariko Kageyama
2013: Gail Gali Beiner et al.
The FITZGERALD TRAVEL GRANT:
A Travel Grant program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society's annual meeting. A total of $3,000 has been allocated to the program and grants will be for a minimum of $750 each. Applicants should be members of the Society. Preference will be given to graduate students or emerging professionals in fields related to the management and preservation of natural history collections. Applications are handled by the SPNHC Travel Grants Committee. Details on applying can be obtained from the meeting website. Mentors are provided for each successful applicant for the duration of the meeting as well as assistance before and after the meeting with attendance planning, abstract and oral or poster presentation, submission for publication etc.
2010: Bethany Palumbo and Lydia Garetano
2011: Emma Freeman
2012: Rachel Sargent, Meghann Toner, Ann Trapaga, Nickson Otieno
2013: Kathleen Anderson, Evelyn Ayre, Mireia Beas Moix, Kari Harris, Kyndall Hildebrandt, Amanda Lawrence, Fran Ritchie, Gretchen Wilbrandt
2014: Daniel B. Wylie, Gali Beiner, Rebecca Kacskowsi, Wichai Srisuka
2015: Barbara Welch, Cheyenne Gerdes, Danielle Measday, Gabrielle Maltaverne, Lindsay Walker, Stephanie Allen
2016: Julian Carter, Erica Krimmel, Suzie Li Wan Po, Brian Rankin
2017: James Erdmann, Kathryn Estes-Smargiassi, Stephanie Leon, Rachel Poutasse
2018: Christina Byrd, Thomas McElrath, Jess Miller-Camp, Lise Stork
The CHRISTINE ALLEN TRAVEL GRANT
A Travel Grant program designed to assist members with the costs of attending the Society's annual meeting. This is a single grant of $750. Preference will be given to graduate students or emerging professionals in fields related to the physical care and conservation of collections.Applications are handled by the SPNHC Travel Grants Committee. Details on applying can be obtained from the meeting website.
2014: Bethany Abrahamson
2015: Chase Shelburne
2016: Mariana Di Giacomo
2017: Christine Haynes
2018: Vanessa Delnavaz, Ben Frable, Tiana Rehman
The JEAN DEMOUTHE TRAVEL GRANT
The Jean De Mouthe Travel grant was a one-time grant for $1000. The money for this grant was graciously donated to SPNHC by an anonymous donor. This grant is dedicated to the memory of Jean and her significant contributions to the field of natural history.
2018: Anthony Adu-Gyamfi, Julie McIntosh Shapiro
SPECIAL CONFERENCE CATEGORY
Additional travel grant funds are obtained through donations and sponsorships. The SPNHC Travel Grants Committee distributes these funds to Fitzgerald and Christine Allen applicants when possible.
2018: Meghan Grizzle, Lise Stork