Typical amount of award: $12,000 to $15,000
Estimated number of awards: 2 to 3 awards are expected in 2022
Deadline: 1 February 2022, 11:59 p.m. MST (Partner Letter deadline is 8 February
2022, 11:59 p.m. MST))
DiG is a pilot program of AGeS aimed at expanding access to geochronology for those underrepresented in the
Earth sciences. AGeS-DiG seeks creative geochronology projects or initiatives designed to engage, train, and
educate students at all levels (including undergraduate and community college) who have not traditionally
had equal access to opportunities to be trained in geochronology methods. The goal of AGeS-DiG is to
generate and test innovative ideas to expand geochronology access, which may position the PIs of the most
impactful projects to successfully seek future support from funding agencies to continue and/or broaden
their project’s scope.
Examples of possible AGeS-DiG projects include but are not limited to: opportunities for underserved groups
to visit labs in person to acquire data for project(s); training of an underrepresented cohort in
geochronology methods and remote data acquisition for a project; or other innovative concepts. Priority will
be given to projects that emphasize authentic research experiences for the students.
Proposals should focus on participant(s) who have not traditionally had equal access to geochronology
resources. Proposals should state the underrepresented group(s) to be targeted, make the case that students
of this group are underrepresented in geochronology and therefore are appropriate to target with an AGeS-DiG
project, and outline how these students will be recruited to the project.
Proposed projects should be one year in duration. Funded projects will be required to administer pre- and
post-project AGeS surveys to student participants, to submit a final project report, and to construct a
concise project blog-post to be posted on the AGeS website. We anticipate making 2 to 3 awards of $12-15k during
the 2022 proposal cycle. Awards will not be grants to institutions. Awards will be paid to support travel or
other appropriate purchases or directly to laboratory invoices for services.