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Post-Doctorate Research Grants

W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award Gladys W. Cole Memorial Research Award

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The W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award was established to support research in invertebrate micropaleontology. It will be given each year to a GSA Member or Fellow between 30 and 65 years of age who has published one or more significant papers on micropaleontology. Funds cannot be used for work already accomplished, but recipients of a previous award may reapply if additional support is needed to complete their work.

W. Storrs Cole passed away on June 14, 1989, at the age of 86. Dr. Cole had been a Fellow of GSA for 58 years and was one of the Society's leading benefactors. The first presentation of this award was in 1991.

 

The 2014 recipient, Miriam E. Katz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was awarded $7,000 from the W. Storrs Cole Fund for research in invertebrate micropaleontology for her project, “Pilot study: Micropaleontological analysis of Holocene environmental changes in Lake George NY.” The 2015 award amount will be $7,400.

Past Recipients:

  • 2014 - Miriam E. Katz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • 2013 - Susannah M. Porter, University of California Santa Barbara
  • 2012 - Eduardo Leorri, East Carolina University
  • 2011 - Atsushi Ando, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • 2010 - Richard H. Fluegeman, Ball State University
  • 2009 - Michael A. Kaminski, University College London
  • 2008 - Lance L. Lambert , University of Texas, San Antonio
  • 2007 - Benjamin P. Horton, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2006 - Amelia E. Shevenell, University of Washington
  • 2005 - Daniela Natalie Schmidt, Bristol University
  • 2004 - Catherine E. Stickley, Cardiff University
  • 2003 - Joan M. Bernhard, University of South Carolina
  • 2002 - John R. Groves, University of Northern Iowa
  • 2001 - No Award Given
  • 2000 - No Award Given
  • 1999 - T. Markham Puckett, University of Alabama
  • 1998 - Susan T. Goldstein, University of Georgia
  • 1997 - Charles A. Ross, Bellingham, Washington
  • 1996 - Ellen Thomas, Wesleyan University
  • 1995 - Barun Kumar Sen Gupta, Louisiana State University
  • 1994 - Pamela Hallock Muller, University of South Florida
  • 1993 - Jere H. Lipps, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1992 - William A. Berggren, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1991 - Robert C. Thunell, University of South Carolina

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The Gladys W. Cole Memorial Research Award is restricted to investigation of the geomorphology of semiarid and arid terrains in the United States and Mexico. It will be given each year to a GSA Member or Fellow between 30 and 65 years of age who has published one or more significant papers in geomorphology. Funds cannot be used for work already accomplished, but recipients of a previous award may reapply if additional support is needed to complete their work.

The Gladys W. Cole Memorial Research Fund was established in 1980 by Dr. W. Storrs Cole in memory of his wife. The first award was presented in 1982. Dr. Cole passed away in 1989. He had been a fellow of GSA for 58 years and was one of the Society's leading benefactors.

 

The 2014 recipient, Kyle Nichols, Skidmore College, was awarded $7,600 from the Gladys W. Cole Fund for research in geomorphology of semiarid and arid terrains for his project, “Timing and tempo of pediment abandonment at the Henry Mountains, Utah, determined using cosmogenic nuclides.” The 2015 award amount will be $8,000.

Past Recipients:

  • 2014 - Kyle Nichols, Skidmore College
  • 2013 - Thad A. Wasklewicz, East Carolina University
  • 2012 - Vance T. Holliday, University of Arizona
  • 2011 - David W. Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado
  • 2010 - Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
  • 2009 - Mark R. Sweeney, University of South Dakota
  • 2008 - Benjamin J.C. Laabs, SUNY Geneseo
  • 2007 - Martha Cary Eppes, University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • 2006 - Elizabeth B. Safran, Lewis and Clark College
  • 2005 - Kenneth Errol Lepper, North Dakota State University
  • 2004 - J Elmo Rawling, 3rd, University of Wisconsin, Platteville
  • 2003 - David E. Wilkins, Boise State University
  • 2002 - Cassandra Rose Fenton, University of Utah
  • 2001 - Dorothy Sack, Ohio University
  • 2000 - Joel L. Pederson, Utah State University
  • 1999 - Grant A. Meyer, Middlebury College
  • 1998 - Steven L. Forman, University of Illinois
  • 1997 - Peter U. Clark, Oregon State University
  • 1996 - Vance Terrell Holliday, University of Wisconsin
  • 1995 - Robert S. Anderson, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • 1994 - Ellen Eva Wohl, Colorado State University
  • 1993 - Nicholas Lancaster, Desert Research Institute
  • 1992 - R. Craig Kochel, Bucknell University
  • 1991 - Stephen Gene Wells, University of New Mexico
  • 1990 - No Award Given
  • 1989 - No Award Given
  • 1988 - Richard A. Young, SUNY Geneseo
  • 1987 - No Award Given
  • 1986 - Peter W. Birkeland, University of Colorado
  • 1985 - Athol D. Abrahams, SUNY at Buffalo
  • 1984 - William L. Graf, Arizona State University
  • 1983 - No Award Given
  • 1982 - William J. Breed, Flagstaff, Arizona

Applications must be completed by 1 February each year to be eligible for the award, which is made in May.

For additional information please contact:

Program Officer - Grants, Awards & Recognition
Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140
(303) 357-1028