Claude C. Albritton Memorial Research Grant

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The Claude C. Albritton, Jr., Award provides research scholarships and fellowships for graduate students in the earth sciences or archaeology. 2022 Recipient Tristan Bench, University of Washington; Project title: “Examining the Chronology of the Foothills Erratics Train, Alberta with In-situ Optical Surface Exposure Dating”

Donald L. Biggs Memorial Education Award

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The Biggs Award recognizes innovative and effective teaching of earth science among early career faculty. 2022 Recipient Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University

Peter Birkeland Soil Geomorphology Award

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The Peter Birkeland Soil Geomorphology Award supports research grants to students in the field of soil geomorphology. 2021 Recipient Alyssa Sims, Minnesota State University – Mankato; Project title: “Reconstructing regional paleoenvironments and geomorphic history of High Plains playa-lunette systems”  

Marland Pratt Billings and Katherine Fowler-Billings Research Award

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The Billings Fund is a partnership between the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC) and the GSA Foundation. The Billings Fund encourages and promotes geological fieldwork and related research in New England and adjacent regions supporting research grants awarded by NEIGC. 2021 Recipients Tiago Angelo, Queen’s University; Project title: “In situ tracking of subducted sediment […]

John M. Birdsall Distinguished Lecturer Fund

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The Birdsall Fund, in combination with the Shirley J. Dreiss Memorial Fund, supports the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture Series on hydrogeology. 2022 Recipient Dr. Kenneth Belitz, USGS; Project titles: “The Quality of Groundwater Used for Public Supply in the Continental United States,” and “Old Problems, New Approach: Applications of Ensemble-Tree Machine Learning to Hydrogeology”

John A. Black Research Award

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The Black Award funds graduate student field-based research in coastal geomorphology, with a preference for field-based research on coastal processes located in the USA, Puerto Rico, or Canada. 2021 Recipient Marianne Coholich, Stanford University; Project title: “Unprecedented high-resolution AUV imaging of the Lucia Chica Channel System, offshore California, U.S.A.: Implications for paleoseismicity, wind energy, and […]

Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Research Fund

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The Blechschmidt Fund supports women in the geological sciences who have an interest in achieving a Ph.D. in the fields of biostratigraphy and/or paleoceanography, sequence stratigraphy analysis, particularly in conjunction with research in deep-sea sedimentology, and a career in academic research. 2022 Recipient Catherine Nield, University of Cincinnati; Project title: “Late glacial climate in central […]

Sam Bowring Geochronology Fund

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The Sam Bowring Geochronology Fund supports the Sam Bowring Geochronology Fieldwork Award, which will support graduate student fieldwork for research involving geochronology. 2022 Recipients Kathleen Grosswiler, Pennsylvania State University; Project title: “How did the Wrangellia Large Igneous Province Impact the Environment During the Carnian?” Jordan Wang, University of Arizona; Project title: “Permo-Triassic Subduction Complex-Forearc Ophiolite […]

Randolph W. and Cecile T. Bromery Award

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The Bromery Award recognizes any member of a minority, preferably African Americans, who has made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to minorities. 2022 Recipient Frederic Henley Wilson, USGS

Kirk Bryan Award

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The Kirk Bryan Award recognizes the author or authors of a published paper of distinction advancing the science of geomorphology or related field, such as Pleistocene Quaternary geology. 2022 Recipient Timothy Beach, The University of Texas; Project title: 2019. Ancient Maya wetland fields revealed under tropical forest canopy from laser scanning and multiproxy evidence: Proceedings […]