ZEISS-GSA Research Grant


About the Grant

Deadline: 3 February 2020

Eligibility: Candidates must be a current GSA Student Member or GSA Early Career Professional Member, and must be a Masters student, Ph.D. student, post-doctoral researcher, or early career researcher (most recent degree completed within the last five years) at an institution in North America or Central America. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and members of other groups underrepresented in the geosciences are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

Grant Amount: $10,000

Number of Grants: Usually one, but may be split between two recipients.

Overview / Introduction

The mission of the Geological Society of America (GSA) is to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession. The ZEISS Group (ZEISS) is a leading international technology company in the fields of optics and optoelectronics, promoting scientific and technological progress and aspiring to foster future generations of scientists. Together, GSA and ZEISS are offering GSA members a new research grant of up to $10,000 to be used for innovative microscopy in geoscience projects. ZEISS will also provide access to technology and expertise with the instrumentation.


Applications are not being accepted at this time.


This is the first year of ZEISS-GSA Research Grant applications. A list of recipients will be posted here in the future.

Potential Corporate Sponsors

If your organization is interested in partnering with GSA to offer a research grant, scholarship, or award, contact the GSA Foundation.

ZEISS Zen microscopy system.
ZEISS Zen system. Photos: ZEISS