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Research Grants

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

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.
Graduate Student Research Grants

“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 2016 applications (1 Feb.) has passed. Students will be notified of their status in mid-April.

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2016 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

    Offered in division fields of interest

• GSA Section Research Grants

    For undergraduate and graduate students

• Minority Scholarships

    For minority undergraduates

• Specialized Research Grants

    Graduate student research grant applicants are eligible for these specialized grants.

• 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.
    > Current El-Baz Grant Awardees
    > El-Baz Grant Information
    The 2016 Application Deadline (1 Feb) has passed.



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

Program Manager - Grants and Awards
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 generally do not offer scholarships to be used for tuition, housing, etc., nor do we assist students in seeking acceptance into graduate school. Please contact individual universities for information on their financial aid programs.