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The Leidy Award is a medal and prize presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (formerly the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was named after US palaeontologist Joseph Leidy. The award was established in 1923 to recognize excellence in "publications, explorations, discoveries or research in the natural sciences",[1] and was intended to be presented every three years. The award consists of a rectangular bronze medal (decorated with a bust depiction of Leidy) and an honorarium which was initially $5000.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x "The Four Awards Bestowed by The Academy of Natural Sciences and Their Recipients". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 156 (1): 403–404. June 2007. doi:10.1635/0097-3157(2007)156[403:TFABBT]2.0.CO;2.
  2. ^ Avril, Tom (December 22, 2009). "A big man in the world of insects Entomologist has identified 1,500 species". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Peter (November 3, 2010). "Flannery wins Joseph Leidy Award". The Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Joseph Leidy Award for Stony Brook Biologist". The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. September 13, 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2015.