Travel Grants | Field Trip Grants | Student Volunteers

GSA Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies are ready to help you get to the meeting! Various groups are offering grants to help defray your costs for registration, field trips, travel, etc. Eligibility criteria and deadline dates may vary by grant.

Travel Grants

GSA Sections (North America & Mexico)

The application deadline (18 Sept.) has passed.

GSA Sections offer travel grants to help students attend the annual meeting. Click here to check the eligibility requirements for your Section. The application form is available from this page during the pre-registration period only. Applicants will be notified by email as to the status of their application by 25 September.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Student travel grant checks will not be distributed during the Annual Meeting. Per the normal process, recipients will be required to check in during the meeting at the Annual Meeting Office, 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 Annual Meeting. If a recipient does not check in at the Annual Meeting Office, their grant check will be voided. If this presents a hardship, contact William Cox no later than 28 September to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

GSA International

The GSA International Travel Grants Application Deadline (7 July) has passed.

GSA International is offering travel grants to help support the participation of international scientists and students at GSA 2017 in Seattle. Travel grant funds are limited; grants will not cover the full cost to attend the meeting but are intended to help offset the combined cost of registration, housing, and travel. Applicants will be notified about their status (successful or not) by 21 July. [more]

OTF Travel Awards

The OTF application deadline (26 May) has passed.

The On To the Future (OTF) Program provides partial travel awards to students who belong to groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.

GSA highly encourages low-income, minority, first-generation, non-traditional, veterans, and students with disabilities to apply.
Learn more via the OTF website.


Field Trip Grants

Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division

The Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division (QG&G) will subsidize the registration cost for the first 10 QG&G student members who register for the annual Kirk Bryan Field Trip: Exploring the Mechanics, Frequency, and Impacts of Deep-Seated Landslides in Washington State (#411). Students will be reimbursed the registration cost. Interested students should sign up for the field trip as soon as possible (and note that they are a student registrant), as reimbursement is on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to GSA student members only, with preference to student members of the QG&G Division.


Check with your Division or Section

Many GSA Divisions and Sections offer grants as well as best-paper awards. Be sure to check with yours for Annual Meeting-related funding.


Interested in helping students participate in the meeting?

Every year, a large percentage of students apply for travel grants for the meeting but do not receive an award due to a limited number of funds. You can help reduce this number by donating as little as US$10 via your registration form. 100% of funds collected go to students!