Invertebrate Paleontology Research at Kent State University has been supported in the past and is currently supported by external grants. Summaries of each recent grant, resulting publications, data, and work in progress may be found below. Taxa and occurrences from all grant-related studies are being entered into Paleobiology Database, a publicly available, web-based database.
Active and Recent Grants
Tumidocarcinus giganteus, one of the most common fossil crabs found in New Zealand. Photo by R. Feldmann.
Previous Grants & Honors, Rodney Feldmann
Previous Grants & Honors, Carrie Schweitzer
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1961 - Sigma Gamma Epsilon W.A. Tarr Award
1961 - N.S.F. Cooperative Graduate Fellowship (declined)
1961 - N.D.E.A. Fellowship
1963 - Sigma Xi - Associate Member (Full Member, 1966)
1966 - North Dakota Academy of Sciences A. Roger Dennison Award
1969 - KSU Teaching Development Award
1971 - KSU Summer Research Appointment
1972 - KSU Research Travel Grant (Great Britain)
1975 - Cleveland Museum of Natural History - Crinoids from the Cuyahoga Formation, northeast Ohio ($500)
1976 - KSU Academic Year Research Appointment
1979 - Ohio Department of Transportation - Tufa precipitation and its effect on drainage of highway embankments ($29,400)
1982 - Antarctic Medal of the United States
1983 - KSU Academic Year Research Appointment
1984 - National Science Foundation - Systematics and biostratigraphy of the arthropod genus Echinocaris ($70,500)
1984 - National Science Foundation - Paleoecology and paleobiogeography of decapod-rich assemblages on Seymour Island, Antarctica ($79,835)
1985 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiology of Devonian conulariids from Bolivia ($4,210)
1986 - Fellow, Explorers Club
1987 - National Science Foundation Travel Grant ($675)
1987 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiology of Cretaceous and Tertiary decapod crustaceans from Seymour Island, Antarctica ($65,002).
1988 - Ohio Board of Regents - Research Challenge - Graduate Program in Petroleum Geology ($80,000)-with Heimlich
1989 - KSU Academic Year Research Appointment
1989 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiology of Cretaceous and Tertiary Decapod Crustaceans from Seymour Island, Antarctica, Supplement ($3,000).
1989 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiology of Late Cretaceous decapod crustaceans from James Ross Island, Antarctica ($93,355).
1990 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiology of decapod crustaceans in southern South America ($9,800).
1991 - National Science Foundation - Workshop: Geology of the James Ross Basin, Antarctica ($20,590). 1991 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiology of Late Cretaceous decapod crustaceans from James Ross Island, Antarctica, Supplement ($7,450).
1992 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiogeography of Late Cretaceous decapod crustaceans from Mexico ($6,000).
1993 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiogeography of high latitude decapod crustacean assemblages ($41,398).
1993 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiogeography of Miocene decapod crustaceans from New Zealand ($9,383)
1994 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiology of decapod crustaceans from southern Patagonia: a link with Antarctica ($43,500)
1995 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiogeography of austral decapod crustaceans ($61,000)
1995 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiogeography and paleoenvironments of Early Cretaceous Reef Corals, southwestern Mexico ($12,000)
1996 - National Science Foundation - Paleobiogeography of austral decapod crustaceans, Supplement ($8,006)
1998 - National Geographic Society - Paleobiogeography of North Pacific decapod crustaceans ($16,865)
1998 - Golden Trilobite Award of the Paleontological Society for an outstanding publication, Fossils of Ohio, published by the Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
2000 - Distinguished Scholar Award of Kent State University
2001 - Arthur Gray Leonard Award - Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
2001 - G. D. Harris Award - Paleontological Research Institution
2006 - Alumni Board of Directors, College of Engineering, University of North Dakota
2006 – Member of Board of Trustees, Paleontological Research Institution
2008 - Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Visitor, National Museum of Natural History ($1373)
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1989-President's Scholarship, Hiram College, 1989-1993
1991-K. I. Brown Scholarship, Hiram College, 1991-1993
1992-Phi Beta Kappa, Hiram College
1993-Magna Cum Laude, GPA = 3.88, Biology Department Honors, Hiram College
1995-Graduate Student Senate Meeting Travel Awards, Kent State University, 1995-1999
1995-Amoco Alumni Scholarship, Kent State University Department of Geology
1997-Sigma Xi Graduate Student Award, Master of Science, Kent State University
1997-Outstanding Achievement in Master's Thesis Research, Kent State University
1998-National Geographic Society, Grant 6265-98, 1998 - 1999 - Paleobiogeography of North Pacific Decapod Crustaceans ($16,865) - Co-Principal Investigator with Rodney M. Feldmann
1999-Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Council Distinguished Teaching Award, Nominee and Finalist
1999-Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Kent State University Department of Geology
2001-Doris M. Curtis Memorial Fund for Women in Science Award, Geological Society of America, Honorable Mention
2002-Research and Graduate Studies, Kent State University, February 2002, Page charge support ($693.33), A New Eocene decapods from southern California, Journal of Crustacean Biology.
2002-Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Kent State University, November 2002, Research Support less than $500.00, Population dynamics of Pleistocene decapods from Guam ($113)
2002-University Research Council, Kent State University, November, 2002, Research Support more than $500.00, Funds for purchase of new computer for research ($1800)
2003-University Research Council, 2003 Summer Research and Creative Activity Appointment, Kent State University, $6500 salary.
2002-2003 Information Literacy Fellowship Grant at BGSU and KSU, $5000.00BAInformation Literacy for Geology and Middle Childhood Education Students, participant with Rob Kairis, Maureen Kilcullen, and William Kist, all of KSU Stark.
2003-Division of Research and Graduate Studies, Kent State University, article reprint charges, "Homolidae de Haan, 1833..." in Journal of Paleontology, $69.50.
2004-Distinguished Teaching Award Finalist, KSU Stark Campus
2005-Distinguished Teaching Award, KSU Stark Campus
2006-Student Organization Advisor of the Year, KSU Stark Campus
2008-Smithsonian Institution Short-Term Visitor, National Museum of Natural History ($1000)
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