Lone Star Rising Career Development Award

Association for Women Geoscientists

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2019

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: United States

Gender restriction: Female

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The Lone Star Rising Career Development Award provides professional development funding for women geoscience professionals seeking to resume their geoscience careers after having been out of the workforce, or female geoscience students following a non-traditional education timeline seeking to enter the workforce in a geosciencerelated field within the next two years. 

This award is intended to cover professional development costs, such as enrollment in geoscience training courses or workshops, fees for certifications and licensing, conference fees and expenses, or any other justifiable costs to help candidates reenter the workforce. Awards are not intended to cover research expenses, membership fees for other organizations, or student loans. 

Individual awards will be up to $1,500 and a one-year student membership with AWG. The number and size of awards will depend on the number of applicants and amount of funding requested. 

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


  • A successful applicant will be:
    • A non-traditional student


    • Currently out of the workforce, with previous work experience in a geoscience-related field
  • The applicant should have specific career goals and intend to enter or reenter the workforce in a geoscience-related field within the next two years.
  • Award recipients must be United States citizens, but Texas residency or membership in AWG or the Lone Star Chapter are not required.