Lincoln S and Sarah W. Hollister Graduate Student Research

The Lincoln S and Sarah W. Hollister Graduate Student Research Awards Fund is new for 2022.  The purpose of the Fund is to support research grants to graduate students working on field-based theses and dissertations that use the tools of metamorphic petrology for understanding the formation of continental crust. Tools include, but are not limited to, phase equilibria based on data obtained with the electron microprobe or SEM/EDS, radiometric analysis, ductile deformation including data from EBSD, fluid inclusions, trace element analysis, and crustal seismology. As relevant, the awards will seek to enhance the recipient's ability to reach remote regions and to conduct research in the safest manner possible.

Applying for a grant.

To be considered for a Lincoln S and Sarah W. Hollister Graduate Student Research Grant, candidates should submit a research proposal to GSA’s Graduate Student Research Grants program.  Each year, GSA generally accepts proposals from 1 December through 1 February.  The proposals to be considered for a grant are forwarded to the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology (MGPV) Division of GSA.  Criteria for selection by MGPV - how well the proposal integrates and depend on a range of geology (field) evidence that may be combined with lab work or modeling to answer the posed question or select the samples.  Will the study would make an important or interesting contribution.  Will the techniques to be used have a good chance of answering the question(s) posed.

Awardees (2022-)


Michael Barnard, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA,  for his project Elucidating Environments of Tourmalinization for Paleoproterozoic Tourmalinites from the Tusas Mountains, New Mexico.  (description)


Juan felipe Bustos Moreno, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, for his project: Carbon mobility in subduction zone metamorphism: Evidence from HP/UHP Meta-Ophiolitic Breccias in the Western Alps  (description)

Peter Lindquist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, for his project: Tracking the history of metamorphic dehydration in the Catalina Schist (description)

Julisan Street, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, for her project: High-Temperature Granulite Metamorphism in Southwestern USA (description)