The Miss Lucy Dickinson Fellowship is available on a competitive basis to incoming (first-year) graduate students pursuing the Doctoral degree in Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Florida. This fellowship can be awarded along two tracks. Track 1 is for up to three years with a stipend of $6,000 per year ($500/month). This track is intended to supplement other fellowships and assistantships during the graduate student's studies. In special cases, an incoming doctoral student may be eligible for Track 2. This pre-doctoral fellowship provides two years (or 24 months over the course of their degree) of full graduate support (level determined by what is normal for a specific department), including tuition and stipend.
This is a fully endowed award established by J.C. and the late Lucy Dickinson in honor of "Miss Lucy." Dr. J. C. Dickinson, Jr. was Director of the Florida State Museum (currently Florida Museum of Natural History) from 1961 until 1979.
The Miss Lucy Dickinson Fellowship in Vertebrate Paleontology is considered annually. It is awarded to an exceptional candidate and is contingent upon available funds generated from the endowment.
Candidates should apply to the graduate program of an appropriate department (e.g. zoology, geology, anthropology or wildlife) at UF and also send an electronic copy of their application, along with a letter of intent for consideration of the Dickinson Fellowship, to:
(Dr. Jonathan I. Bloch or Bruce J. MacFadden)
Florida Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 117800
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800 USA