The Marsh Award for Palaeontology honours individuals or groups living in the UK who have made a significant contribution to the field of palaeontology.
The award aims to recognise 'unsung heroes' who have contributed significant work to the field, yet whose efforts have not necessarily been widely recognised to date. Those nominated can be of either amateur or professional status.
The annual award will consist of a certificate and a prize of £1000 to be presented at the Natural History Museum towards the end of the calendar year.
Nominees should have made a single outstanding or cumulative contribution to palaeontology in the UK, in one or more of the following areas:
Deadline for nominations: 31st December 2012
Please note: current and retired staff of the Natural History Museum can only be nominated by external nomination.
Background information and further details of the Marsh Awards can be found on the Marsh Christian Trust website.