Grants & Scholarships

Travel Grants

See travel grant page for more information on …

  • GSA International grants
  • GSA Geographic Section grants
  • International Geological Congress Travel Grants

Graduate Student Research Grants

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Results of the 2020 Research Grant Program:

$651,645 was awarded to 360 graduate students (~55% of the 657 who applied), with an average grant of $1,820.

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, Orijin Media)


UC geology student Scott Reynhout talks about his research funded by a GSA grant.

Other Research Grants, Awards & Scholarships

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 [ more ]

Financial Aid

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:

Geological Society of America
P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140, USA