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”  

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 […]

Donald R. Coates Geomorphology Student Research Fund

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The Donald Coates Geomorphology Student Research Award is intended to recognize “individuals who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color as well as all other groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences.”

Gladys W. Cole Research Award

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The Gladys W. Cole Award supports research in the geomorphology of semi-arid and arid terrains in the United States and Mexico. 2021 Recipient Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University

Denton, Andrews, Porter Glacial Geology Award

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The Denton, Andrews, Porter Glacial Geology fund supports research grants to graduate or undergraduate students in the field of glacial geology through the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (QG&G). 2021 Recipients Tristan Bench, University of Washington, Seattle; Project title: “Applications of an in-situ optical surface exposure dating technique on glacial erratic quartzites from the Foothills […]

Arthur D. Howard Research Award

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The Arthur D. Howard Award is presented to an outstanding M.S. student, on the basis of a research proposal submitted to the GSA student research grant program by the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division. 2022 Recipient Hannah Holtzman, State University of New York at Buffalo; Project title: “Using leaf wax hydrogen isotopes to reconstruct Holocene […]

J. Hoover Mackin Research Award

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The Mackin Award supports graduate research (Ph.D.) in Quaternary geology or geomorphology. 2022 Recipient Jeremy Brooks, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Project title: “Investigating Holocene rates and spatial patterns of subglacial erosion using the in situ cosmogenic nuclide Be-10 at the Juneau Icefield”

John Montagne Award

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The Montagne Fund supports programs and activities of GSA with a focus on structural geology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology, with emphasis on education and outreach.

Marie Morisawa Award

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The Morisawa Award supports promising women M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students pursuing a career in geomorphology. 2021 Recipient Katherine Worms, Oregon State University; Project title: “Quantifying the rate and pattern of surface uplift in the southern Cascadia forearc from the age of the Klamath peneplain”  

Troy L. Péwé Award

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The purpose of the Péwé fund is to support research grants to graduate students in the field of periglacial geology through the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (QG&G).