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International IIG

The purpose of GSA International is to promote, create, and enhance opportunities for international cooperation, provide a forum for science and policy discussions that are international in scope and relevance, build collaborative relationships with divisions and associated societies on international issues and strengthen cooperation with international geoscientific societies. The International IIG is the membership arm of GSA International.

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GSA International Travel Grants to GSA2017.

Apply by 7 July

GSA's second Interdisciplinary Interest Group (International IIG) was approved by Council in November 2015. The International IIG provides a communication platform for GSA members and promotes international relevant discussions around global geoscience hot topics, meetings, and GSA global activities.

The International IIG encourages and hosts international geoscience and environmental-related discussion topics through the Connected Community platform and promotes meetings, exchanges of visiting scholars/lecturers, organizes Annual Meeting topical sessions, and helps organize and promote field workshops. GSA International replaces GSA International Section effective 1 January 2015.

Serving members in 118 countries, GSA programs unite the global science community in shaping the future of the Earth sciences. Wherever you live or work, GSA invites you to become involved by joining our network.

GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lecturer

2016-2017 Lecturers
Terry Plank
Terry Plank
Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson

The award is made possible through a gift to the GSA Foundation by James B. Thompson, Jr., whose bequest contributed to the endowment of two lecture tours by distinguished geologists, one a non-North American scientist to tour academic and related institutions within North America, and the other a North American scientist to tour foreign universities and geological institutions. Both tours are arranged under the guidance of GSA International.

More about the award
2017 Lecture Tour Schedule

2016 GSA Honorary Fellow

Congratulations to …

Bor-Ming Jahn, Taiwan

Learn more about this award.


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To make a donation to support GSA International Travel Grants or the GSA Research Grants—International Program Fund, please go to the GSA Foundation website.

Geological Evolution of Africa: Making and Breaking of a Continent

Joint International Meeting

13-17 March 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

until circumstances allow for a full program and field trips.