Find out how GSA can help fund your research, studies, travel, and career.
Every year, GSA distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to help further the
future of the geosciences. Learn more about specific programs, eligibility, and how to apply.
information, guidelines, and tips.
Current year application deadline has passed
Get more information on travel grants and financial assistance provided by GSA Sections, Divisions, GSA
International, and other programs.
Visit the travel grants page
Over $796,000 was awarded to 341 graduate students in 2021, with 59 percent of applicants receiving
The average grant amount was $2,335.
Pound for pound, I doubt any group has a greater impact on the course of geological research than GSA’s
Committee on Research Grants.”
Bruce Simonson, Past Chair, Committee on Research Grants
AGeS3: Advancing Geochronology Science, Spaces, and Systems
A multi-year micro-funding program aimed at supporting access to geochronology data, training, and expertise.
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Partial travel scholarship awards to those traditionally underrepresented in the geosciences.
Expanding Representation in the
Offered by the GSA Sections for undergraduate and graduate students.
Also known as the Cole Awards.
GSA Scientific Division Grants
Offered in Division fields of interest.
Graduate student research grant applicants are eligible for these specialized grants.
Farouk El-Baz Student
This grant is to encourage and support desert studies by students either in their senior year of their
undergraduate studies, or at the masters or Ph.D. level.
Current El-Baz Grant Awardees
We generally do not offer scholarships to be used for tuition,
housing, etc., nor do we assist students in seeking acceptance into graduate school. Please contact
individual universities for information on their financial aid programs.
For more information on any of the Research Grant Programs contact:
Sarah Crump, while a Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, received a GSA
Research Grant for her proposal: “Arctic ecosystems in a warmer world: Reconstructing past vegetation and
climate using ancient DNA and paleothermometry on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada." (Video credit: Zach Montes,
UC geology student Scott Reynhout talks about his research funded by a GSA grant.