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Re: Antonio's grant
Words I never thought I'd commit to media-- sure, I'll
risk a sawbuck on Fabio, if this thing jells.
--- frank bliss <email@example.com> wrote:
> According to the USPS the following restrictions
> would apply: Coins;
> bank notes; currency notes (paper money); traveler's
> checks; jewelry;
> and other precious or valuable articles must be
> enclosed in an insured
> parcel post package in order to be mailable to
> addressees in Italy.
> Therefore, a single package less than one pound
> shipped to Italy would
> cost 14 bucks plus insurance covering 1000 bucks
> which costs $16.80.
> Total cost of a bundle of $863 insured US dollar
> bills to Italy, is
> $30.80. Total is around 900 bucks. I would be
> willing to collect the
> money piecemeal and ship it off to Fabio sans any
> other volunteers.
> Here is his bio off the web as of 1995 which is the
> latest I could find
> in English.
> Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia is doing his post-doc at
> the Department of
> Geology, Paleontology and Geophysic of the
> University of Padova (Italy)
> (fax 0039/49/8272070). He is the Curator of the
> Paleontological Museum
> of Monfalcone (Italy) ( tel. 0039/481/40014). He
> discussed his Ph.D.
> dissertation on the triassic pterosaurs at the
> University of Modena. At
> the present he is studying the triassic pterosaurs
> of Northern Italy,
> mainly the new specimens from Friuli region (NE
> Italy) (osteology,
> taxonomy, dating, deposition and life environment).
> He is also working
> on the dinosaur evidences on the carbonate platform
> of the Adriatic
> region (Italy, Slovenia, Croazia). In particular he
> is researching
> dinosaur footprints in the cretaceous of Istria
> (Croazia) with a grant
> from "The Dinosaur Society". The study of sauropod
> bones of Early
> Cretaceous age from this region is also in progress.
> Anyone interested
> on these subjects can contact him. He will be at the
> SPV meeting in
> Pittsburgh. Please mercy for his scarce knowledge of
> english language.
> Does anyone have a problem with this approach in
> this forum other than
> the fact that we can't do this all the time?
> Passing the hat around for dinosaur research???
> Frank Bliss
> MS, Biostratigraphy
> Weston, Wyoming
> On May 12, 2005, at 8:29 PM, James R. Cunningham
> > Hi, Fabio -- Frank has a good idea. I'll do the
> > JimC
> > frank bliss wrote:
> >> I have been doing paleontology on my own all my
> life on my own tab.
> >> That being said, your request amounts to maybe
> one dollar from each
> >> person on the DML list. I'll send you two US
> dollars if you send me
> >> (and the rest of the list) your address and what
> the postage would be
> >> to Italy. If everyone else cooperates, the DML
> will accomplish more
> >> than discourse but we all want a pdf of your
> paper available to us.
> >> Frank Bliss
> >> MS Biostratigraphy
> >> Weston, Wyoming
> >> On May 12, 2005, at 1:07 PM, Fabio Marco Dalla
> Vecchia wrote:
> >>> Probably many of you have heard about a dinosaur
> nicknamed Antonio.
> >>> It is a complete and articulated skeleton of a
> primitive hadrosaurian
> >>> from
> >>> the Upper Santonian (85 m.y.a.) of NE Italy. I
> was the field work
> >>> director
> >>> when it was excavated in 1998/99. After years,
> finally I have been
> >>> allowed
> >>> to study that specimens and others found in the
> same site. I applied
> >>> a
> >>> grant of 863 USD to the Jurassic Foundation to
> support my expenses
> >>> (travels
> >>> and a Wood's lamp).
> >>> This morning I have found the following message
> in my e-mail box:
> >>> <<Dear Dr. Dalla Vecchia:
> >>> Thank you very much for submitting a research
> grant proposal to the
> >>> Jurassic Foundation. We received numerous
> excellent proposals from
> >>> students and researchers around the world, far
> in excess of the
> >>> number
> >>> we were able to fund. Given this abundance of
> proposals and the
> >>> limited
> >>> potential for funding, the committee decided to
> direct funding
> >>> toward:
> >>> 1) graduate students; and 2) international
> researchers who otherwise
> >>> might not be able to access funds. Even within
> these categories,
> >>> however, we were able to fund only a portion of
> the applicants. I am
> >>> sorry to inform you that your proposal was not
> selected for funding.
> >>> Nonetheless, I sincerely thank you once again
> for your submission,
> >>> and
> >>> I
> >>> wish you continued success in your academic and
> >>> pursuits.
> >>> Sincerely,
> >>> Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D.
> >>> President, Jurassic Foundation>>
> >>> On one side I am happy. This means that
> somewhere in the world many
> >>> specimens more important and worth of a
> sponsoring than a complete
> >>> and
> >>> articulated basal hadrosaurian of Santonian age
> that lived in an
> >>> island in
> >>> the ocean between Eurasia and Afroarabia, are
> going to be studied and
> >>> described.
> >>> On the other side, not only I am not retributed
> at all to study
> >>> Antonio,
> >>> but, if I want to do it, I must pay by my own
> all the expenses.
> >>> What would you do if you were in my position?
> >>> yours
> >>> Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia, Ph.D.