Graduate Student Research Grants

Scholarship Description

The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master’s and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.

Starting in 2014, ExxonMobil will sponsor 10 research grants at US$7,500 per grant. All applicants in the GSA Student Research Grant Program are eligible for these awards, regardless of the topic or location of their research. ExxonMobil will select the top ten proposals based on merit as recommended by the GSA Research Grant Review Committee.

Specialized Awards: The Committee on Research Grants selects recipients of special awards from applicants to the general research grants program. A student may not apply directly for a specialized grant, however may indicate on the application if he/she would like to be considered for an award. This is a recognition award only; no further financial will be awarded.

GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program.


Eligibility is restricted to GSA members. How to Join GSA.
Applicants (US or non-US) must be currently enrolled in a U.S., Canadian, Mexican or Central American university or college in an earth science degree program (with a geologic component).
NEW: Students may receive a total of two GSA graduate student grants in their entire academic career, regardless of what program currently enrolled in.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 7,500

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-02-01


Sponsoring Organization Geological Society of America
3300 Penrose Place P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 803019140

Contact Person: Jamie Recio Manager of Membership Recruitment and Programs

Phone: 303-357-1028

Fax: 303-447-1133