NPGS Graduate Student Research Awards in Geosciences

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2015 Application Announcement
Graduate Student Research Awards in Geosciences

Three to five grants up to $1000 each. Amounts and number of awards will depend on proposal quality, number of proposals, proposal budgets, and applicant need.  Awards will be available to support research beginning in the summer of 2015.  Applicants must be graduate students in good standing. Successful applicants will be expected to present their results to the Society upon degree completion.

Guidelines: Research topics should be:

  • related directly to geology of the Great Basin, and
  • of general interest to those interested in bedrock geology problems.

Students working on litho-stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, structure, geothermal systems, geophysical exploration, geochemistry of sedimentary rocks, and tectonic history are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send or email (as PDF file) a 2page (maximum) research proposal (include results to date, bibliography, and budget), a short (one page) vita that includes academic progress so far, and a letter of recommendation from your academic advisor (sealed if mailed or emailed direct from advisor) to:

Dr. James Trexler
NPGS Scholarship Chairman
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
MS 172 University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

Application materials must be received or postmarked by March 13, 2015
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