North-Central Section

Student Grant Programs

NC Travel Grants  |  NC Research Grants

Travel Grants

The North-Central Section provides funds for the regional NC Section meeting as well as the GSA Annual Meeting.

The eligibility criteria is slightly different depending on which type of meeting you are attending.

GSA Annual Meeting (national)

To be considered for the Annual Meeting travel grant, the student must:

  1. Be a Student Member of GSA. (join now or renew)
  2. Be enrolled in an academic department within the North-Central Section (see boundaries).
  3. Be registered for the GSA Annual Meeting (priority will be given to students presenting oral or poster papers).
  4. Complete the online Travel Grant Application Form which is available from the "Students" page in the appropriate meeting announcement during that meeting's early registration period [ view meetings ].
  5. FOLLOW-UP REQUIREMENTS:
    Complete the faculty certification and expense estimate form. You will find a link to this PDF form on the e-mail confirmation you receive after completing the online application in step 4.
    You must complete both the online application and the PDF form in order to be considered for a grant.
    E-mail (within one day  the travel grant deadline) to:
    Nancy Williams
    Department of Geology, Geography, and Planning
    Missouri State University
    901 S. National Ave
    Springfield, MO 65897


North-Central Section Meeting (regional)

To be considered for the NC Section Meeting travel grant, the student must:

  1. Be a Student Member of GSA.
  2. Be enrolled in an academic department.
  3. Be registered for the section meeting to which you are applying for funds (priority will be given to students presenting oral or poster papers).
  4. Complete the online Section Travel Grant Application Form (available from the "Students" page in the meeting announcement during the early registration period).
  5. FOLLOW-UP REQUIREMENTS:
    Complete the faculty certification and expense estimate form. You will find a link to this PDF form on the e-mail confirmation you receive after completing the online application in step 4.
    You must complete both the online application and the PDF form in order to be considered for a grant.
    E-mail (within one day after the travel grant deadline) to:
    Nancy Williams
    Department of Geology, Geography, and Planning
    Missouri State University
    901 S. National Ave
    Springfield, MO 65897


Recipients will be required to check in during the meeting at the location designated in the notification email, show identification, verify their address and sign the check-in sheet to receive their check. The checks will be mailed to the recipient following the meeting. If a recipient does not check in specifically for the travel grant check-in, their grant check will be voided.

Notification of grant status will be made prior to the cancellation deadline, so if your attendance is dependent on receipt of a travel grant and you do not receive it, you may obtain a full registration refund.

Check the appropriate meeting announcement for deadlines.

Undergraduate Research Grants

APPLICATION FORM
(MS Excel format)

Only for students from colleges and universities
in the GSA North-Central Section.

For further information on research grants, please contact:
Ashley M. Burkett
Lock Haven University
Department of Geology and Physics
East Campus Science Center, Room 125
301 W Church St
Lock Haven PA 17745
+1-570-484-2651