Application Instructions for 2013
Online applications will be accepted beginning June 1st 2012; however, taking time to review these instructions will help you with the online application process. Should you wish to skip these instructions and proceed to the Online Submission process, you may do so. Applications for 2013 are accepted until January 31. AAPG membership is NOT required to apply.
Please review this list of do's and dont's and tips for your application article.
- Applicant name and contact information
- Academic and employment history
- Project summary
- Description of research project (limited to 300 words)
- Project budget and funding request. You will download and save an Excel spreadsheet and then upload into your application. It is extremely important that you provide the budget for your entire project. For example, if your total research budget is $20,000 and you request $2,000 from the AAPG Foundation, please indicate to which other agencies you have applied for the $18,000 in additional funding.
- Disclose if you have been a previous recipient of an AAPG Foundation grant (if any).
- The name and email address for two separate references qualified to endorse you and your project. (Preferably your thesis/project supervisor and the Department Chairman or Director -- not the same person). The Department Chairman will only be required to verify your application with a "yes" or "no."
- Submit official academic transcripts from the last two years (or 4 semesters). We can use transcripts you have already sent from the previous year, just let us know. Please make sure the transcript shows current enrollment. Beginning this year, a transcript can be emailed from the university or mailed to:
1444 S. Boulder Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119 USA
Copies, fax copies and computer generated transcripts are unacceptable. Transcripts are accepted up to 2 weeks after the January 31 deadline. If you live in a country where there is a postal strike, please email an original PDF of your transcript or have the university email it. International students please send an English translation of the transcript.
- Once this information is submitted your two references will receive an email message. They must respond to that message by submitting their endorsements online via online login.
- Deadline: Applications must be completed online by January 31.
- Awards will be announced in the Spring. Bookmark the AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid home page and begin checking it at that time. The award recipients are divided into half Masters students and half PhD students. The decision of the Grants in Aid Committee is final.
- Scoring is based on the following five areas:(a) student's academic and employment history 0-10 points (b) scientific merit of proposal 0-30 points (c) suitability to program objectives 0-30 points (d) financial merit of proposal 0-20 points (e) endorsement by faculty or department advisor 0-10 points. Click here for project topics that qualify.
- International Applicants: Grants to successful applicants are made in U.S. dollars via bank wire transfer to students living outside the U.S. or Canada. Students selected to receive grants will be contacted by the AAPG Foundation concerning banking information. A grant will not be sent to a third party or a third party account.
- Applications are property of the AAPG Foundation and will only be reviewed by the Grants-in-Aid Committee and AAPG Foundation Staff.