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. 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 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 […]

Ian S.E. Carmichael Research Award

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The Ian S.E. Carmichael Fund supports graduate student research and related activities in the fields of igneous petrology and volcanology. 2021 Recipient  David Giovannetti-Nazario, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Project title: “Chemical Characterization of Garnets to Determine Zoning Patterns and Fluid Compositions in the Tibes ‘Skarn’, Puerto Rico”  

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.”

Allan V. Cox Research Award

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The Cox Fund supports research grants in geophysics. 2022 Recipient Osadebamwen Ohenhen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Project title: “Mining-induced Subsidence and Its Impact on Landslides in West Virginia”  

John T. Dillon Research Award

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The Dillon Award supports field-based studies dealing with the structural and tectonic development of Alaska, and studies that include some aspect of geochronology (either paleontologic or radiometric) to provide new age control for significant rock units in Alaska. 2022 Recipient Alec Lockett, University of Iowa; Project title: “Constraining the age and tectonic setting of unnamed […]