The CAP Student Research Award
The Canadian Association of Palynologists Annual Student Research
Award was established in 2009 to recognize students' contributions to
palynological research. The award is open to any undergraduate or
graduate student who is a member, in good standing, of CAP, regardless
of their nationality or country of residence. The intent of the
research award is to support student research with a strong
palynological component. The award consists of a three-year membership
in the Association and $300 CDN, to be put toward some aspect of the
The application should consist of: 1) a one-page
statement outlining the nature of the research project, its scientific
importance, the approximate timeline to completion of the project, and
the aspect of the research the funds would be directed toward; (2) a
CV; and, (3) a letter of support from the student's supervisor.
Applications may be submitted in French or English and should be submitted by email.
Completed applications are due by March 1.
Note: Only one award will be given per year, and there will be no limit to the number of
times a student can submit an application.
2013 CAP Student Research Award winner
Emily Helmer, from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, was the winner
of the 2013 CAP Student Research Award for her M.Sc. research into Late and
Postglacial Paleoecology in southern Haida Gwaii.
2012 CAP Student Research Award winner
Andrea M. Price, from University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, was the
winner of the 2012 CAP Student Research Award for her M.Sc. project on Late Quaternary
Climatic and Oceanographic Changes in the North Pacific as Recorded by Dinoflagellate Cysts.
2011 CAP Student Research Award winner
Laura May, from University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, was the
winner of the 2011 CAP Student Research Award for her M.Sc. project on Morphological
Differentiation of Alder Pollen in Western North America.
2010 CAP Student Research Award winner
Matthew Batina, from the University of Southern Mississippi, USA,
was the winner of the 2010 CAP Student Research Award for his project on
Comparative, High-Resolution Pollen Analysis of a Stratigraphic Bat Guano Deposit
and Proximate Lake Record to Evaluate Guano’s Potential as a Paleoenvironmental
2009 CAP Student Research Award winner
Susann Stolze, from Kiel University, in Germany, was the winner of
the 2009 Canadian Association of Palynologists student research award.
Susann received the award to put towards her PhD project: High-resolution
temporal and spatial reconstruction of the vegetation history in western
Ireland: Neolithic landnam and climatic oscillations during the Holocene.