Author’s Fund

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The purpose of this fund is to provide financial support to authors of articles accepted for publication in the GSA open access journals that require publication fees. As of January 2018, Geosphere is 100% open access.

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”

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. 2022 Recipient Nora Vaughan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Project title: “Factors Controlling Holocene Piedmont Hillslope Processes”  

Marland Pratt Billings and Katherine Fowler-Billings Research Award

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The Marland Pratt Billings and Katharine Fowler-Billings Fund for Research in New England Geology funds fieldwork-based proposals focusing on New England and adjacent regions of Canada and New York. Successful proposals emphasize field research that leads to geologic mapping and related spatial analysis; purely sampling or laboratory-based proposals are generally not funded. No Awardee for […]

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. 2022 Recipient Pedro Matos-Llavona, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Project title: “Quantifying sediment delivery to reservoirs after Hurricane Maria”  

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 […]

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 […]