Listing of Grants

The overarching goal of the AAPG Foundation’s Grants-in-Aid program is to promote research in the geosciences. Grants are made to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources and/or to related environmental geology issues.

To establish a grant-in-aid for a student, contact the Foundation office toll free at 1-855-302-2743. A gift of $25,000 will ensure an annual grant of $1,000 for years to come. Click here to learn more about creating your own named grant.

For more information on the grant process, click here. To donate to the Grants-in-Aid fund, select it from the donation page drop-down menu.

Grants Designated By Project

Project Grant
Appalachian Basin Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists Named Grant
Carbonates Robert K. Goldhammer Memorial Grant
Meckel Family Named Grant
Clastics Meckel Family Named Grant
Depositional Environments and/or Process Meckel Family Named Grant
Earth Material Production (except conventional oil and gas) Donald F. Towse Memorial Grant
Energy Minerals Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant
Environmental Issues or Technology Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant
Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Hydrocarbons Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Impact Geology Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Landscapes and Formation Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Linear Pattern Geology Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Nuclear Fuel Energy Jay M. McMurray Memorial Grant
Oceanography R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Ouachitas and/or the Arkoma Basin Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
Paleontology Raymond C. Moore Memorial Grant
David Worthington Family Grant
David Worthington Named Grant (2)
Petrography Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Petrology Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Grant
R. Dana Russell Memorial Grant
Petrophysics and/or Development Geology Gustavus E. Archie Memorial Grants (2)
Remote Sensing Donald F. Towse Memorial Grant
Resource Development and Management Paul Danheim Nelson Memorial Grant
Stratigraphy Nancy Setzer Murray Memorial Grant
Tectonics Arthur A. Meyerhoff Memorial Grant
Uranium Jay M. McMurray Memorial Grant

Grants Designated By Geography

Grants Designated By University

University Grant
Appalachian Basin (any university) Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists Named Grant
Colorado School of Mines John and Erika Lockridge Named Grant
ETH Zurich, Switzerland Meckel Family Named Grant
Florida State University James E. Hooks Memorial Grant (2)
Johns Hopkins University Meckel Family Named Grant
Kansas State University Barrett Family Named Grant
Louisiana State University Edward B. Picou, Jr. Named Grant
McMaster University Ontario, Canada Martin D. Hewitt Named Grant
Ohio State University Michael S. Johnson Named Grant
Oklahoma State University Herbert G. & Shirley A. Davis Named Grant
Oregon State University Harry and Joy Jamison Named Grant
Rice University Meckel Family Named Grant
Southern Methodist University William E. Gipson Named Grant
Stanford University Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant
State of Ohio (any university) Ohio Geological Society Named Grant
Texas A&M University James W. Milliken Memorial Grant
Michel T. Halbouty Memorial Grant (2)
James E. Hooks Memorial Grant (2)
United States (any university) Richard C. Hasson Memorial Grant
University of Minnesota at Duluth William E. & Jean Crain Named Grant
University of Minnesota at Minneapolis William E. & Jean Crain Named Grant
University of Missouri M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
University of Montana at Missoula Meckel Family Named Grant
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant
University of Oklahoma Jon R. Withrow Named Grant
University of Texas at Austin William Dow Hamm Memorial Grant
Meckel Family Named Grant
University of Wisconsin Robert & Carolyn Maby Memorial Grant
M. Ray Thomasson Named Grant
University of Wyoming Weimer Family Named Grant

Miscellaneous Grants

Restriction Grant

Citizen of Southeast Asia

(Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, Timor)

SEAPEX Named Grant
Citizen of the United States Garth W. Caylor Memorial Grant
Female and/or Ethnic Minority Ike Crumbly Minorities in Energy Named Grant

NOTE: The “(2)” following a grant title indicates that two grants are available.