The Raymond M. Alf Award for Excellence in Paleontological Research and Education honors a paleontologist who exhibits excellence both in original scientific research as well as in education and outreach at the primary and secondary school (K-12) levels.
The award consists of: 1) Honorarium of $500; 2) Award plaque; 3) All travel costs for the recipient to attend the Alf Museum Peccary Dinner (Thursday, October 1, 2020) to receive the award.
A nomination shall consist of a one-page letter explaining how the nominee fits the criteria of the award. Nominations may be submitted via email or physical mail, by external parties or members of the Alf Museum staff and board of trustees, and shall be due the spring of each year. Previous nominations are kept on file for consideration. Nominations are reviewed by an award committee comprising members of the Alf Museum board of trustees, Alf Museum staff, the head of The Webb Schools, and Webb faculty.
Award nominations are due by March 27, 2020, submitted via mail or email to:
Dr. Donald L. Lofgren, Director
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, California 91711
The inaugural recipient (2015) was Dr. Kent Smith, Oklahoma State University.
The 2016 recipient was Dr. Thomas J. DeVries.
The 2017 recipient was Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs.
The 2018 recipient was Dr. Greg Wilson, University of Washington/Burke Museum.
The 2019 recipient was Dr. Tsiory Andrianavalona of ExplorerHome Madagascar Science Center.