Student Travel Grants

GSA Sections administer these funds, so for eligibility requirements and other information, please visit the Section Web sites listed below or contact the Section secretary directly.


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Student Travel Grant
Application Form

Please remember that applying for a travel grant DOES NOT register you for the meeting. You must register for the meeting BEFORE you can apply for a travel grant.
Deadline: 6 September

Notification of grant status will be made by e-mail. Students receiving grants must pick up their checks in person (with photo ID) at the meeting. Checks that are not picked up will be voided.

GSA International Section Travel Grants

Application deadline: 1 August

GSA's International Section is offering international travel grants to assist with the participation of international scientists and students in the 2011 GSA Annual Meeting. These grants are not limited to students. Funds are limited; grants will not cover the full cost of attending the meeting but are intended to help offset the combined cost of registration, housing, and travel. Please apply via the link on the International Travel Grants page.

Click here for information on traveling to the United States.

Other Meeting Grants


Application deadline: 20 September

The Richard Hay Student Paper/Poster Award is a US$650 travel grant provided by the Archaeological Division to a student member presenting a paper or poster at the annual meeting. The grant is competitive and will be awarded based on the scientific merit of the research topic and the clarity of an expanded abstract.
[ information | application form ]


Application deadline: 1 August

The Geoscience Education Division (GED) is offering several travel grants of up to US$250 to student members who are presenting work in geoscience education at the annual meeting. Grants will be awarded based on merit and financial need. To apply, send the following as a single email attachment to Sadredin (Dean) C. Moosavi at :

  1. confirmation of your standing as a student member of the GED (member number);
  2. a copy of your accepted abstract;
  3. a current CV (limit 2 pages); and
  4. a brief itemized budget and statement of your financial needs, including all other sources of funding.

Notification of grant status will be made prior to the meeting registration deadline; awards will be made following confirmation of attendance. Smaller grants are also available for students to attend field trips and workshops.


Application deadline: 24 September

The Planetary Geology Division (PGD) is offering two travel grants of US$500 each to help defray costs for GSA/PGD student members traveling to the annual meeting to present first-authored papers. Please register for the meeting before applying for the grant and then submit a completed travel grant application, current CV, and a short justification (~300–500 words) for why travel funding is needed to Bob Anderson at . If you are a co-convener of a session, also give that session's title. You will be notified of your application status in late September, and checks will be presented at the meeting, following your talk or poster.
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