Other Potential Sources of Funding

This section could be expanded to contain information on other potential sources of funding to which postgraduate students in particular can apply. Having members present at conferences and acknowledge the group provides good publicity and exposure for the group as a whole. All suggestions on this will be gratefully received.

CASP Research Awards for Geological Fieldwork
CASP is funding 5 annual awards of up to £3,000 so that UK/EU-based undergraduate masters to early career researchers can carry out applied geological fieldwork. Funding will be for the fieldwork element alone and therefore excludes any significant analytical budget and will not include the applicant’s stipend. Further details can be found here.

AAPG Grants in Aid
The AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program is available to geoscience graduate students who may require funding for their research project. Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant.

The program focuses on support of qualified candidates for masters or equivalent degrees. Qualified doctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply. Factors weighed in the selection of successful applicants include:

Monetary awards up to a maximum amount of $2000. Grants are to be applied to expenses directly related to the student’s thesis work, such as fieldwork, laboratory analyses, etc. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment, conferences, salaries, tuition, room & board during the school year.

Applicants are required to submit official academic transcripts by mail before the deadline. The deadline for the program closes on January 31st. Applications for the program are available online through the AAPG website.

Geological Society Research Funding:
The Geological Society invites applications for awards from several funds for research into all aspects of geology, the average award has been £1,000.

Awards Secretary,
Geological Society,
Burlington House,
Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.
Tel: +44 20 7434 9944
Fax: +44 20 7439 8975

IAS Grants:
In order to promote the study of Sedimentology, one of the goals of the IAS is to help PhD and other students with their Sedimentology studies. Therefore, the IAS offers three types of grants: the Postgraduate Grant Scheme (PGS), various travel grants and an 'Institutional IAS Grant'. More info here.

SEPM Student Grants:

The SEPM Foundation, Inc. manages the distribution of various designated student assistance grants. Details for application (by Jan 15th) can be found here.