21 April 2009
Funding resources for geology graduate students
Posted by Jessica Ball
I have a bit of a plea for the geoblogosphere this week. I’ve volunteered to do some website work for the geology graduate student association here at UB, and one page is going to be dedicated to useful resources. I’m compiling a list of Earth science-related scholarships, grants and fellowships, and I want to make sure that I don’t miss anything.
Can everyone have a look at what I’ve come up with so far, and tell me what I can add to it?
Here’s the rundown (I’ve left off a bunch of the organization names to save space):
AASP Student Scholarships
AAUW American Fellowships (Dissertations)
AAUW Career Development Grants
AEG Foundation Research Fund
AEG Tilford Fund/Scholarship
AGU Mineral and Rock Physics Outstanding Student Research Award
AGU Student Travel Grants
ASPRS Awards & Scholarships
AWG Chrysalis Scholarship
AWG Winifred Goldring Award
AWIS Educational Foundation Predoctoral Awards
Clay Minerals Society Student Research Grants
Clay Minerals Society Student Travel Awards
Department of Energy Co-Op Jobs
EPA GRO Graduate Fellowship
EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship
Farouk El-Baz Student Research Award
Fred L. Scarf Award
Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
GSA Graduate Student Research Grants
Horton Research Grants
Lemke Scholarship Fund
Martin L. Stout Scholarship
MSA Grant for Research in Crystallography, Mineral Physics, Mineral Chemistry, and Mineralogy
MSA Grant for Student Research in Mineralogy and Petrology
NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NOAA Educational Partnership Program
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Paleontological Society Student Research Grants
Patterson Memorial Grant for Field Work
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
SEG Foundation Scholarship Program
SEG Student Research Grants
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Graduate Student Fellowships
Suggestions? Advice? Shameless plugs for something you’re involved in?
PS – I’m setting this up for students at SUNY Buffalo, so anything that’s limited to a particular school, or a state or country that isn’t New York or the US is no good.
Hi, random lurker here with some random suggestions.What about the Polgar Fellowship and the Hudson River Graduate Fellowship from the Hudson River Foundation?Also, while UB doesn’t seem to be on the list of tenable schools for the Hertz, you can always argue why it should be.I have a vague recollection that SUNY Buffalo was one of the places where funding from the NY part of the Sea Grant could go to. (2 of the 3 grad schools I got in at are in New York, including the one I’m going to).How about DAAD?
Jay – Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll look into those.
I just glanced through your list. The only thing that comes to mind are the Sigma Xi grants-in-aid (but I may be missing other things).The things that I found back in January (including both undergrad and grad opportunities) are here
Wherever you are, check your local geological societies. For instance, the Northern California Geological Society awards a $1000 grant for graduate research every year. It also pays undergrads and K-12 science teachers.