• 2013: Matt Downen of The University of Kansas for "An Investigation of Spiders Preserved in Lacustrine Environments."
  • 2012: Edwin Cadena of North Carolina State University for "A new fossil turtle from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian-Aptian) of Colombia (South America): revealing the early states of marine turtle evolution." (see article in Evolution: This View of Life - Paleontology)
  • 2011: Sahale Casebolt of the University of Iowa for "Phylogeny of the scleractinian coral family Mussidae" (see article in Evolution: This View of Life - Paleontology)
  • 2009: Michael L. Latham of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for “Phylogenetic implications of the pattern of oral cover plates in the Isorophida (Edrioasteroidea, Echinodermata).”
  • 2008: Joseph Collette III of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for “A window into the Cambrian: an exceptionally preserved arthropod fauna from central Wisconsin.”
  • 2005: Kate Bromfield of the Centre for Marine Studies of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, for “Evolution of coral species over the Miocene-Pliocene boundary (6 Ma) across the Indo-Pacific region.”
  • 2004: Talia Karim of the University of Iowa, for “Lower Ordovician (Ibexian) trilobites of the Cow Head Group, western Newfoundland, Canada.”
  • 2003: Ivana M. Stevanovic-Walls of the University of Pennsylvania, for “Lycopsids of Paracas, Peru.”
  • 2002: Jennifer Harper of UNC Chapel Hill, for “Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Gastrochaenoidea (Mollusca, Bivalvia).”
  • 2001: Marcela Cichowolski of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for “Cretaceous nautiloids of Argentina and Antarctica.”
  • 2000: Wayne Henderson, of the University of California, for “Saukiid trilobites and their implications for Late Cambrian paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.”
  • 1999: Walt Cressler of the University of Pennsylvania, for “Aspects of the vegetation and landscapes of the earliest forest ecosystems (Late Devonian, north-central Pennsylvania).”
  • 1998: Rowan Lockwood of the University of Chicago, for “Taxonomic and morphological recovery after the end-Cretaceous and end-Eocene mass extinctions in venerid bivalves.”
  • 1996: Stephen A. Schellenberg of the University of Southern California, for “A cladistics analysis of the subclass Nautiloidea with comparison to the existing evolutionary taxonomy classification.”
  • 1995: Shen Mei of the University of Michigan, for her study of the phylogeny of early teleost fishes.
  • 1994: Christopher A. McRoberts of Syracuse University, for “Systematics and morphometric evaluation of the pteriid genus Actinopteria (Bivalvia) from the Middle Devonian of New York.”
  • 1993: Michael J. Heaney of Texas A&M University, for his research on the molluscan fossils of the Buckhorn Asphalt (Desmoinesian) of south-central Oklahoma.