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 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 […]

Grant and Jody Heiken Research Grant in Volcanology

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The Heiken Fund supports graduate student research in volcanology. 2021 Recipient Bao Han Truong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Project title: “Tracing Proterozoic crustal contributions in felsic magmas in the Colorado Mineral Belt”

J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program

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Caption: Alina Hernandez, one of the 2021 recipients of the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship. Since its inception, GSA has dedicated itself to enriching the geosciences by cultivating and supporting aspiring scientists. One of the most important ways GSA does this is through fieldwork opportunities, which the Foundation proudly supports through its J. David […]

Petroleum Geoscientists Fund for Undergraduate Field Experience and Research

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Undergraduate field experience is considered by professionals and employers to be a critical geoscience training experience, and yet… Only 40% of 2016 geoscience bachelor’s candidates participated in field camp; attendance continues to decrease. Rising field camp costs are increasingly prohibitive to students. Corporate funding for field camp scholarships and student research has dramatically shrunk in […]