Travel Grants

International Travel Grants to GSA Meetings

Please visit the GSA International Web page for more information on travel grants to the GSA Annual Meeting.

The Society does not have programs that provide financial assistance for travel to the USA for education.

International Palaeontological Congress

The Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology are providing travel grants (in the range of $500-1000) for student members who will be presenting at the 5th International Palaeontological Congress in Paris, France.

Eligibility: Student members of the Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society, or the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Students must be presenting their research at the meeting in either oral or poster format.

What to submit: 1) Your abstract, including author list; 2) a short statement describing financial need, including other funds that are available to you or that you have applied for, and how attendance at the IPC will help your professional development; and 3) the participating society (or societies) that you are a member of.

Deadline: Submit all materials (as a single pdf file) to Matthew Clapham, , by Sunday, 15 April.

Evaluation criteria: Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated financial need, the potential for conference attendance to benefit professional development, and the clarity of the scientific objectives in the work to be presented at the conference.

Section Grants

Financial assistance is offered to undergraduate and graduate students who are members of GSA for travel to both the GSA Section (regional) meetings and the GSA Annual Meeting. Follow the links below for instructions on how to apply.

GSA Student Travel Fund

GSA's meeting attendees can contribute to this fund via their Annual Meeting registration form. The number and amount of awards are be based solely on contributions received.

100% of the contributions received will go to help fund student travel to the GSA Annual Meeting. If there is an excess of funds left over, the remaining money will go back into the Student Travel Fund for next year's annual meeting.

On To the Future Travel Awards

GSA offers partial travel awards to students from underrepresented groups to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting. Check the On To the Future website for guidelines and application deadlines.

Division Travel Grants

Check the "Students" section in the online meeting announcement to see if a division grant is being offered for a given year.