THE RAYMONDE RIVOALLAN FUND

Information about the grants for 2008

"A first attempt at creating a Fund aligned with the EWVP was made during the 5th meeting held in Karlsruhe in 2000. An auction succeeded in collecting a sum that was passed to the organisers of the following year's meeting in Florence, and financed the attendance of one student.
The attempt, though, did not become a habit.
The death of my grandmother Raymonde Rivoallan in April 2003 unfortunately provided me with money I did not want not use for 'normal' purposes. Her interest in Palaeontology had always been remote, but at the same timeshe would never have denied anybody the right to study weird extinct creatures. She would have hated me putting words in her mouth, but from her life, something like 'hold your head high and only give up when it's hopeless - but really hopeless' sounds an appropriate motto.
This sorrowful chance was taken to help colleagues from the East to attend the founding meeting of the EAVP in Basel, thus giving our association a truly European dimension.
Thanks to special events during the WEAVPs as well as the generaosity of donors, I can see a hope that the Raymonde Rivoallan Fund will become well established and continues to support our ambitions of European, multidisciplinarity and solidarity."

Marie-Céline Buchy.


Grants 2003

Grants 2004

Donations are welcome!

Grants 2003

The 2003 grants were awarded to colleagues specifically by virtue of coming from eastern Europe, which does not mean that their contributions were not of a high quality - they can be found in the Abstract Book of the 1st WEAVP, Basel, 2003.

Paul Constantin, Geological Institute of Romania, Bucharest, Romania; Zoltan Csiki, University of Bucharest, Romania; Cristian Focsaneanu, University of Bucharest, Romania; István Fozy, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Erika Gál, Archaeological Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; Mihály Gasparik, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Attila Osi, Eötvös University, Department of Palaeontology, Budapest, Hungary; Piroska Pazonyi, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Erika Posmosanu, Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania; Márton Venczel, Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania; Michal Zabrowski, University of Wroclaw, Zoological Institute, Department of Palaeontology, Wroclaw, Poland.

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Grants 2004

In 2004, for the 2nd WEAVP in Brno, Czech Republic, from the abstracts sent by the applicants, an informal committee formed by Eric Buffetaut, President of the EAVP, Ruzena Gregorova, organiser of the workshop, and Marie-Céline Buchy gave grants to Soledad De Esteban et al., Attila Osi and Robert Niedzwiedzki; their abstracts are available in the Abstract Book of the 2nd WEAVP.

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Grants 2005

Two grants were offered for the 3rd WEAVP in Darmstadt, and awarded to
Jeremy Emiland Martin (An overview of the Late Cretaceous croodilian assemblage from Cruzy, southern France - with E. Buffetaut);
Lásló Makádi (A new aquatic varanoid lizard from the Upper Cretaceous of Hungary) and Márton Rabi (Alligatoroidea indet. from the Upper Cretaceous of Hungary - Csehbánya Formation) shared the second grant.

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BLZ: 660 501 01
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