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* 1. Full Legal Name:

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* 2. Preferred Name:

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* 3. Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year Format):

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* 4. Mailing/Permanent Address:

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* 5. Email Address:

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* 6. Current Academic Institution:

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* 7. Location of Academic Institution (City, State/Province, Country):

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* 8. Current Degree Being Pursued:

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* 9. Expected Completion Date:

You are being asked to fill out this questionnaire instead of submitting a written statement for this award. You are expected to answer these questions on your own and without the help of a mentor. Your answers will be used by the award panel to assess the merit of your application and to match you with a potential research mentor if you have not chosen one. The length of your answer is indicated at the end of each question. To avoid losing your work, please prepare your answers to the questions 10-20 in a separate document first and then paste them into the survey.

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* 10. Why would you like to do paleontological research? (3-5 sentences)

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* 11. What are your career goals? (If you’re still figuring that out and are hoping to use this experience to help you do so, that’s a fine answer). (3-5 sentences)

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* 12. What other research experiences have you had? (3-5 sentences)

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* 13. Of the science courses you have taken, which have been your favorite, and why? (1-3 sentences)

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* 14. What other experience do you have that might be relevant for research? (e.g., computer programming, scientific illustration, other languages). (1-3 sentences)

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* 15. What skills do you hope to acquire during the SVP Futures program, and why? (1-3 sentences)

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* 16. What other types of experiences do you hope to have during the program, and why? (e.g., is fieldwork important to you, or are you more interested in a lab-based experience?). (1-3 sentences)

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* 17. Are there any specific taxonomic groups you would like to study, and why? (1-3 sentences)

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* 18. Are there any specific time periods you would like to study, and why? (1-3 sentences)

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* 19. During which months do you have 8-12 weeks off from school? (1 sentence)

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* 20. Please feel free to add any other relevant information. (Optional; 5 sentences maximum)

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* 21. Please review the statements below and check all that apply to you. (Please note that all statements must be checked in order to be eligible for this award)

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* 22. Please upload an unofficial transcript or list of courses taken.

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* 23. Please upload either a Letter of Support from your proposed research mentor or statement of your geographic and travel constraints.

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Thanks for your interest in the SVP Futures Award!

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