Welcome to the Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, & Volcanology (MGPV) Division website on GSA's Connected Community.  The Division promotes awareness, teaching, and research in its subject fields, and stimulates discussion about the knowledge, ideas, research results, and problems regarding these fundamental areas of the earth sciences primarily by organizing and sponsoring sessions at the national and sectional meetings.  In addition, the Division sponsors both a Distinguished Geological Career Award and an Early Geological Career Award, student research and travel grants, and a Joint Reception with its Adhering Societies.

Use the navigation tabs on the menu bar above to get more information about the Division and explore the site.  The current and past activities of the  MGPV Division can be found in the "Newsletters" under the "Resources" tab.  For questions for the MGPV Division, contact information for "Officers" is under the "About Us" tab.  The "Contact Us" link at the top left of the page is for questions for GSA. 

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  • Nominate a Deserving Colleague for a MGPV Award!

    The Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology (MGPV) Division of GSA presents two awards annually at the national GSA meeting: the Distinguished Geological Career Award and the Early Geological Career Award.  A special criterion for these awards is outstanding research including geologic field study in addition to other methods of investigation in one or more of the MGPV disciplines.  

    Nominations are open now through March 31, 2022.  A list of past awardees and links to nomination criteria and instructions can be found on the MGPV webpage: 


    Nominations require one nomination letter, three letters of support, and the nominee’s CV.   

    If you know an early or advanced career geoscientist who you believe deserves one of these honors, the MGPV Executive Committee urges you to send a nomination!

  • 2021-2022 EarthCube Early Career Travel Grant Application open

    The 2021-2022 EarthCube Early Career Travel Grant Application is open to attend a conference or workshop (virtually or in-person) between November 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022 with a due date for your application of 3 weeks before the start of your conference.

    Travel grants are up to $1500 for early career researchers (ten years out from completion of the highest degree earned or currently in school earning a degree) in the geosciences to attend a conference or workshop whereat they will be presenting material related to the goals of the EarthCube program.  The presented material can include a poster or talk about science that intersects with cyberinfrastructure or big data, with a component that leverages new or existing cyberinfrastructure.

    Please find the application linked here, which includes details about the grant.

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