Student Research Grant Awards

The Sedimentary Geology Division Student Research Award is given to an outstanding student grant proposal in the field of sedimentary geology and stratigraphy selected by the Geological Society of America Committee on Research Grants from the applications submitted annually to the GSA Research Grants Program. Click here to apply

Recent Award Recipient

Haley Coe, M.S. student at University of Utah

"Utilizing ICP-MS analysis of Utah and Colorado coal mine samples for Rare Earth Element evaluation"

Past Awardees

(Past 10 years) 
  • 2023: Hayley Coe, University of Utah: Utilizing ICP-MS analysis of Utah and Colorado coal mine samples for Rare Earth Element evaluation 
  • 2022: Francis Kovalick, University of California-Riverside: The search for the iron source: A basin-scale geochemical study of the Clinton Formation Phanerozoic Ironstone deposit to trace the source of iron
  • 2019: Eve Lalor, Western Washington University: Scaling of environmental responses to multiple Eocene global warming events
  • 2018: Augustin Kriscautzky, University of Tennessee: Using Precambrian Molar-tooth structure to test geochemical proxies
  • 2017: Edward Matheson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Phosphoria Rock Complex in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: Implications for Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate
  • 2016: Lauren Colliver, Purdue University: "Regional Sediment Transport and Basin Development at the Crossroads of the Appalachian and Cordilleran Orogenies; Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the Big Bend Region, West Texas
  • 2015 - John Chesley, University of South Carolina: Modelling fluvial planform architecture from the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation, central Utah: New applications for understanding ancient fluvial systems
  • 2014: Kelsi Ustipak, Universty of Texas at Austin: Experiment-to-outcrop comparison of grain size distribution in transitional sediment gravity flow deposits in the deep water environment
  • 2013: Latisha Brengman, University of Tennessee