Student Travel Grants

Application deadline: 14 September 2009

GSA offers the following two grants for GSA student members to attend the annual meeting. You can apply for both grants but may only receive one award.

Please note: Applying for a travel grant does not register you for the meeting.
You must register for the meeting BEFORE you can apply for a grant.

Notification of grant status will be made by e-mail before the cancellation deadline. Those receiving grants must pick up their checks in person (with photo ID) on site in Portland.

GSA Student Travel Fund and Section Travel Grants
Eligibility Requirements
Cordilleran South-Central
North-Central Southeastern

For GSA Annual Meetings, the Student Travel Fund and the GSA Section Travel Grants have been combined into one program administered by the Sections. Also, the GSA Foundation has made US$4,500 available to each of the participating GSA Sections. This, combined with equal funds from the Sections and donations from meeting registrants, can help more GSA student members (grad & undergrad) make it to the meeting! For eligibility requirements, please visit the Section Web sites listed at right or contact the Section secretary directly.

GSA members, guests, and friends: You can help support the next generation of geoscientists by contributing to the Student Travel Fund when you register for the annual meeting. One-hundred percent of the contributions received will go to help fund student travel.

The application deadline has now passed.
Questions about this grant? Contact GSA at +1-303-357-1006.

GSA Student Travel Grant for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities

GSA’s Diversity in the Geosciences Committee and the GSA Foundation are offering funds for one or more eligible students to travel to the annual meeting. The primary goal of this student travel scholarship is to encourage the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in GSA’s annual meetings. Each of the successful candidates will receive a complimentary GSA membership for 2010 and an average cash award of US$500 to be used for roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, meeting registration, and/or meals.

Eligible applicants must be full-time students (grad or undergrad) majoring in geology, earth science, or a related field and enrolled at an accredited university or college for the fall semester 2009. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status with a valid social security number. Preference will be given to students presenting papers/posters at the meeting, either as primary or secondary authors. Applicants must also be GSA student members at the time of application. The online application form will be posted to this page in early June after registration opens.

Awardees are expected to attend the entire meeting and to participate in Geo­Science Day, an annual meeting event designed to encourage interest in the geosciences in middle- and high-school students.

Please apply online if possible (call the number below if you need a paper application).

The application deadline has now passed.
Questions about this grant? Contact GSA at +1-303-357-1082.


For International Scientists AND Students

International Section Travel Grants

Application deadline: 1 August 2009

GSA’s International Section is offering travel grants to assist the participation of international scientists and students in the annual meeting of the Society. Funds are limited; these grants will never cover the full cost of attending the meeting but are intended to help defray the combined cost of registration, housing, and travel. To apply, please go to the GSA International Section’s Web page.

Questions? Contact John Wakabayashi at .


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