AAPG Foundation: Grants-In-Aid Program

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $3,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 3, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About this funder:



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.

Grants are based on merit, and in part, on the financial needs of the applicant. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants range from $500 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.
  • U.S. Applicants:
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • Award recipients must be enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program or their equivalent
      • Students are eligible to win twice in their graduate studies (Masters and Ph.D. studies combined).
  • Non-U.S. Applicants
    • Eligibility Requirements:
      • The AAPG Foundation must adhere to sanctions and regulations as set forth by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
      • If you are a Non-U.S. student and are unsure as to whether sanctions have been placed on your country of residence, please review the list of sanctioned countries to determine if you are eligible for a Grants-in-Aid award at this time.


  • 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.


  • Funds are not to be used for capital equipment, software, conferences, salaries, tuition, room and board during the school year.
  • U.S. Applicants: 
    • Fourth year degrees or B.S. with honors are not eligible for grants.