Foundation Grants for Students

Undergraduate Students

The L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant program awards deserving undergraduate level geoscience students and student-led geoscience associations (student chapters, associations and clubs) with $500 grants. These grants are intended to support the educational endeavors of undergraduate geoscience students and their student-led organizations. Thanks to generous contributors, including L. Austin Weeks and Marta Weeks-Wulf, the Foundation will proudly grant $76,000 in funds to geoscience students and student associations in 2015.

The application window for these grants opens January 15 and closes May 15 each year.

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Graduate Students

The Grants-in-Aid program promotes research in the geosciences. The GIA program is a joint program of the AAPG Foundation and the AAPG. 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.

In 2014, the AAPG Foundation awarded $207,750 in graduate funds to 91 students across the world thanks to the Grants-in-Aid program. 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.

The application for these grants opens annually on September 1.

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