Foundation Grants-In-Aid Program

Nieminski Field Area Xiaowei Li, Stanford University, GIA Recipient 2017

Application opens August 31

Closes December 3

The purpose of the AAPG Foundation 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.

Here are a few helpful hints to follow:

View the full list of grants available. The program consists of many different named grants, but applicants will complete one common application for consideration to all available grants. The review committee will assign grants to students based on student eligibility.

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Questions? Email or call an AAPG Programs Coordinator at (918) 560-9426, toll free at 1 (855) 302-2743, or by email at

More grants are needed. To establish a grant-in-aid for a student, contact the Foundation office toll free, 1-855-302-2743. A gift of $25,000 will ensure an annual grant for $1,000 for years to come. To donate to the Grants-in-Aid fund, select it from the donation page drop-down menu.