Current Recipients
Augusto Neri

Augusto Neri
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Zvi Garfunkel

Zvi Garfunkel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

GSA Honorary Fellow Award

The GSA Honorary Fellow Award is presented to an international geoscientist who has distinguished him- or herself in geoscience investigations, promoting environmental awareness, linking science and society, providing notable service to implementing public policy in natural resource managements, or otherwise making outstanding contributions to science. The program was established by the GSA Council in 1909, and since then, except during a few war years, one or more Honorary Fellows have been elected annually.  The Council of the Society encourages the membership to submit names of qualified candidates for this honor. In preparing a nomination, it is imperative that the original research and scientific advances of the candidate be stressed.

Deadline for Honorary Fellow Nominations: 1 Feb.

Recent Past Recipients
2016 Bor-Ming Jahn Taiwan
2015 Manfred Strecker Universität Potsdam Germany
Brian Fred Windley University of Leicester United Kingdom
2014 Shigenori Maruyama Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
2013 Shuwen Dong Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences China
[ all past recipients ]

Distinguished Career Award

Current Recipient
No award for 2016
Deadline for DCA Nominations: 1 March

The Distinguished Career Award will be given to a geologist who has made numerous, distinguished, and significant contributions that have clearly advanced the international geological sciences through service and or scientific activities. The award will consist of a plaque inscribed with the name of the recipient, the name of the award, the name of the Section, and the emblem of The Geological Society of America. The award will be presented at GSA International's annual business meeting.

Past Recipients
2016 No award given
2015 No award given
2014 Farouk El-Baz Boston University citation/response
2013 B. Clark Burchfiel Massachusetts Institute of Technology citation/response
2010 W. Gary Ernst Stanford University (emeritus) citation/response
2009 Yildirim Dilek The Miami University citation/response
2008 Rolf Emmermann GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany citation/response
2007 Alan Gilbert Smith Cambridge University citation/response
2006 Eldridge M. Moores University of California, Davis citation/response
2003 John A. Reinemund USGS Chief of Internation Programs citation/response

Farouk El-Baz Student Research Grants

El-Baz Grant
Application Form

Research Grant Awards from the GSA International Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIG)
This grant is to encourage and support desert studies by students world-wide either in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, or at the Masters or Ph.D. level. 

2017 Recipients

  • Karem Abdelmohsen, Western Michigan University
    “How do Aquifers Respond to Wet and Dry Periods? A Case Study from the Nubian Aquifer.”
  • Jennifer Haskell, University of California, Davis
    “Understanding Mosaic Carbon Storage in Drylands to Inform Climate Models Under Desertification Regimes.”