Entrance of Lulworth Cove, England in the drizzle.
Photo by Matthew Reeve, student, Imperial College, London
Marta Weeks-Wulf meets L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Recipient, Margarita Rodriguez
Columnar basalts on the island of Réunion.
Photo by Chandra Taposeea, student, Imperial College, London.
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate recipients. The AAPG Foundation awarded 60 grants.
The next application deadline is
December 15, 2013.
The AAPG Foundation funds the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program through a generous endowment gift from the late L. Austin Weeks and Marta Weeks-Wulf.
The purpose of the grant is to support educational expenses of undergraduate geoscience students and their departments. Undergraduates can apply if you will be enrolled in the Spring 2014.
The disbursement of the grant will consist of $500 per qualified Student Chapter and $500 per selected undergraduate student. The award should be used to support geoscience-related educational activities.
The Student Chapter committee consisting of not less than three (3) individuals should determine the student recipient to be nominated. Recommended committee participants are:
For detailed information about this program, please view the rules and regulations.
Mountain gorge in Nepal.
Photo by Sang-Eun Kim, student, Imperial College, London
Sand dunes on the margin of the Sahara desert.
Photo by Hannah Bungey, student, Imperial College, London.
The 2013 recipients will be announced in late April or early May.
In 2012, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation awarded $175,000 to 84 of 310 applicants. The program includes special grants named, memorials and institutions that have made substantial contributions to the Foundation, petroleum and energy-mineral sciences, teaching, or research. AAPG membership is not required. View the full list of 84 grants available.
The purpose of the AAPG Foundation's Grants-in-Aid program is to foster 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.
Grants are based on merit and, in part, on the financial need of the applicant. Although the focus of the program is the support of qualified candidates for Masters or equivalent degrees, qualified doctoral candidates are also encouraged to apply.
Factors weighed in selecting successful applicants include: the qualifications of an applicant as indicated by past performance; originality and imagination of the proposed project; support of the department in which the work is being done and perceived significance of the project to petroleum, energy minerals and related environmental geology.
Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000 and are to be applied to expenses directly related to the student's thesis work such as field work, laboratory analyses, etc. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment, conferences, salaries, tuition, or room and board during the school year. Further details are included at the online submission site. Applications for 2014 are accepted until January 31st.
Michel T. Halbouty Fellowship
Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas awarded a total of $5,000 to four deserving geoscience graduate students. The 2012 recipients selected are: Rachel Wells, Sally Scott, Aileen Gaudinez, and Harold Johnson. They received a check and a certificate as part of their award.
The Foundation funds this award through a generous endowment from the late Michel T. Halbouty. This awards a deserving student or students enrolled in Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas. The recipient(s) shall be in good standing pursing a graduate degree in geology, geophysics, or geosciences.