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GSA Grants

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1354519.

Research Grants & Awards

Farouk El-Baz
Farouk El-Baz
Farouk El-Baz Student Research Grant

This grant is to encourage and support desert studies by students either in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, or at the Masters or Ph.D. level.

NOTE: Applicants who receive a graduate student research grant may not receive this award in the same year.  Past GSA research grant recipients may apply and receive this award.

Graduate Student Research Grants

David Weinstein received a GSA Research Grant in 2010 for his proposal: “Rates of coral substrate bioerosion across the shallowest depth range of modern Caribbean reefs: Implications on past and future reef structures.”

UC geology student Scott Reynhout received a
GSA research grant in 2008.

“Pound for pound, I doubt any group has a greater impact on the course of geological research than GSA’s Committee on Research Grants.” — Bruce Simonson, Past Chair, Committee on Research Grants
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The deadline for student applications and advisor appraisals (2/2/15) has passed. Students will be notified of their status in mid-April.

2015 Graduate Student Research Grant Recipients

Other Grants & Awards
• Post-Docs

    Also known as the Cole Awards

• Undergraduate Students

    Offered by the GSA Sections

• GSA Division Grants

    12 awards offered in different disciplines

• GSA Section Research Grants

    For undergraduate and graduate students

• Minority Scholarships

    For minority undergraduates

• Specialized Research Grants

    Graduate student research grant applicants are selected by the Committee on Research Grants for these specialized grants.


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For more information on any of the Research Grant or Award Programs contact:

Program Officer - Grants, Awards & Recognition
Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA

For non-GSA grants please see our Links Page.

Financial Aid

We do not offer scholarships to be used for tuition, housing, etc., nor do we assist students in seeking acceptance into graduate school. Although we do not have specific information about financial assistance that may be available from other sources, individual colleges and universities provide scholarship, grant, and loan programs, and such information is normally available in their catalog. If you have a specific university in mind, we suggest that you contact them for this type of information.