What the Foundation is all about:
The Foundation maintains a library with books and journals on the subject of Micropaleontology. We organize the "MIKRO-meetings", and the "International Workshops on Agglutinated Foraminifera". We give stipends to students, and assist with the organization of the International School on Foraminifera. We promote our field through our special publications. We have published 20 books over the last 20 years...
The aim of this programme is to provide some support, especially for deserving young post-graduate micropalaeontologists from Central Europe who have limited access to other means of support..
Membership in the Grzybowski Foundation is open to all micropalaeontologists, stratigraphers, or geologists who wish to join, regardless of their professional affiliation or employment status.
We aim to promote and support the education and scientific activites in the field of Mircropalaeontology. Our impact is through organising conferences, publishing studies and maintaining collections.
We celebrate sustained and significant contributions to the field of Micropalaeontology, especially with regard to research on the Agglutinated Foraminifera.
The Grzybowski Library
One of the fundamental activities organised by the Grzybowski Foundation is the establishment and upkeep of the Grzybowski Library. This library was founded to build upon the collection of J. Grzybowski's microfossils and original publications, and owes its existence to major donations from both private individuals and institutions. See our collection
- Grzybowski Foundation Publications can be found around the world
- The British Library (London, U.K.)
- University College London, Science Library (London, U.K.)
- Natural History Museum, The Heron-Allen Library (London, U.K.)
- The Geological Society (London, U.K.)
- American Museum of Natural History (New York, U.S.A.)
- Smithsonian Institution, The Todd Library (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)
- Library of Congress (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/MBL Library (Woods Hole MA, U.S.A.)
- Senckenberg Museum (Frankfurt, Germany)
- GEOMAR Library (Kiel, Germany)
- University of Tubingen, Paleontological Library (Germany)
- University of Munich, Paleontological Library (Germany)
- University of Vienna (Austria)
- Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland)
- Geological Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland)
- Adam Mickiewicz University, Geological Institute Library (Poznan, Poland)
- Geological Survey of the Czech Republic (Prague, Czech Republic)
- Babes-Bolyai University, Geological Library (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
- University of Bucharest, Laboratory of Paleontology (Bucharest, Romania)
- University of Urbino, Institute of Geology (Urbino, Italy)
- University of the Philippines, National Institute of Geological Sciences (Manilla, Philippines)
- University of Chicago (Chicago IL, U.S.A.)
- University of Wisconsin (Madison WI, (U.S.A.)
- Oslo University, Institute for Geology Library (Oslo, Norway)
- Southampton Oceanography Center (Southampton, U.K.)
- Museum d'Histoire Naturelle (Geneve, Switzerland)
- Instituto Tecnologico Geominero de Espana (Madrid, Spain)
- A.P. Karpinski Russian geological Research Institute - VSEGEI (St. Petersburg, Russia)
- Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia)
- Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan)
- King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Main Library), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
- Pedro J. Bermudez Micropaleontological Reference Center, PDVSA-INTEVEP, Los Teques, Venezuela
The Grzybowski Legacy
Grzybowski is remembered throughout Poland as the "Father of Polish Micropaleontology". As far as we can determine, He is in fact the first University Lecturer to teach a formal full semester course entitled "Micropaleontology" (beginning in 1905 at the Jagiellonian University). His monographs and his extensive collection of microfossils remain to this day the single most important contribution to the taxonomy of cosmopolitan deep-water agglutinated foraminifera.
A Special Thank You
The Foundation has been financed entirely through the generosity of private individuals and institutions.
We would like to give credit to:
- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Micropaleontology Press (New York)
- The Palaeontographical Society (London)
- The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS)
- and Donors who wish to remain anonymous