The History and Philosophy of Geology Division is soliciting proposals for a student research award. Up to $4,000 is available if justified with a supporting budget.
This award, established in 2017, is made possible by the Michele Aldrich History and Philosophy of Geology Student Research Award Fund, managed by the GSA Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to support research grants through the History and Philosophy of Geology Division for students who conduct historical research within the geosciences. Preference will be given to doctoral-level and then master’s-level students. Graduates who received their Ph.D. in the previous five years may also be considered. Annual awards will be made by the History and Philosophy of Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, through a process involving initial selection of applicants by GSA’s Research Grants Committee and final selection and/or ratification of the awarded recipients by the GSA History and Philosophy of Geology Division. Recipients of the Michele Aldrich History and Philosophy of Geology Student Research Award will be included in the annual GSA and/or GSA Foundation research award ceremonies, along with other student research award recipients.
Students must apply online for this award through the standard GSA Graduate Student Research Grant process and follow all of the relevant program guidelines and deadlines.
Applicants who are no longer students, but have completed a Ph.D. in the previous five years, cannot apply online through the GSA Graduate Student Research Grant process; instead, they may apply by sending an application directly to the Awards Committee Chair, by supplying the completed GSA Graduate Student Research Grant Worksheet, a CV, and e-mail addresses for three scholars who can serve as references.
Steps to SUCCESS
Deadline for student applications: 2 February
If there are any additional questions about the award, please contact:
Dr. Jody Bourgeois, Chair, Awards Committee 2023_Michele_Aldrich_History_and_Philosophy_of_Geology_Student_Research_Award_STEPS.pdf
History and Philosophy of Geology Division, GSA
|Former Student Research Awardees
|2018 Gustave Lester - citation
2019 Joseph Moffitt
2020 Claire Sabel