GSA Division Research Grants

These GSA divisions award grants for outstanding student research within the respective division's field of interest.

Archaeological Geology

  • Claude C. Albritton, Jr. Award
    Provides research scholarships and fellowships for graduate students in the earth sciences or archaeology.
  • Richard Hay Student Paper/Poster Award
    Travel grant awarded to a student presenting a paper or poster at the GSA's annual meeting. 

Energy Geology

  • Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship
    Presented for the completion of laboratory/analytical research and for the completion of fieldwork for graduate students studying coal science.
  • Best Paper Award
    One paper is recognized from GSA annual meeting sessions sponsored by the division.

Environmental and Engineering Geology

  • Roy J. Shlemon Meeting Awards
    Given to graduate and undergraduate students to encourage participation in field trips and short courses held at annual and sectional meetings.
  • Roy J. Shlemon Scholarship Awards
    Given to graduate students with the best research proposals within the broad field of environmental and engineering geology.

Geobiology and Geomicrobiology

  • Outstanding Student Research Award

Geology and Society

  • Best Student Presentation Awards
    One paper is recognized from GSA annual meeting sessions sponsored by the division.

History and Philosophy of Geology

  • History and Philosophy of Geology Student Award
    Recognizes best proposed student (undergraduate or graduate) paper to then be given at the GSA annual meeting.

Limnogeology

  • Kerry Kelts Award
    Awarded for undergraduate or graduate student research related to limnogeology, limnology, or paleolimnology.

Planetary Geology

Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology

  • J. Hoover Mackin and Arthur D. Howard Awards
    Support graduate research in Quaternary geology or geomorphology (Mackin for PhD students and Howard for M.S. students).
  • Marie Morisawa Award
    Supports graduate research in Quaternary geology or geomorphology for female applicants at either the M.S. or Ph.D level.

Sedimentary Geology

  • Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award
    Graduate students, postgraduate and faculty level researchers are eligible.  This Award promotes research combining structural geology and diagenesis, and curriculum development in structural diagenesis. To help promote the cross disciplinary emphasis of this annual award, the Sedimentary Geology and Structural Geology & Tectonics Division have been designated to jointly select the recipient.

Structural Geology & Tectonics

  • Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award
    Graduate students, postgraduate and faculty level researchers are eligible.  This Award promotes research combining structural geology and diagenesis, and curriculum development in structural diagenesis. To help promote the cross disciplinary emphasis of this annual award, the Sedimentary Geology and Structural Geology & Tectonics Division have been designated to jointly select the recipient.

The Committee on Research Grants will select candidates from the general research grant program for awards by the Geophysics (Allan V. Cox Award), Hydrogeology, Sedimentary Geology, and Structural Geology and Tectonics Divisions.

For more Division information, please visit the GSA Divisions Web page.