Archaeological Geology Division: Claude C. Albritton, Jr. Award

Geological Society of America (GSA)

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Grant amount: Up to US $650

Anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 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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Under the auspices of the Archaeological Geology Division, family, friends and close associates of Claude C. Albritton, Jr., have formed a memorial fund in his honor at the GSA Foundation. Initially, the fund was set up with a gift of several thousand dollars. Members of the division, other GSA members, and those who know Claude are being asked to consider contributing to this fund.

The Albritton Award Fund provides scholarships and fellowships for graduate students in the earth sciences or archaeology for research. Awards are given in support of thesis or dissertation research, with emphasis on the field and/or laboratory aspects of the research.

This scholarship is intended to support the field and/or laboratory research of a graduate student pursuing a Masters or Doctoral degree.  The research must involve interdisciplinary archaeology-earth sciences concepts and methods. Specific disciplines/subdisciplines and geographic areas are open, but can include geomorphology, pedology, sedimentology archaemoetry stratigraphy peleontology zooarchaeology archaeological materials and characterization.

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


  • Recipients of the award are students who have:
    • An interest in achieving a Master's or Ph.D. degree in earth sciences or archaeology
    • An interest in applying earth science methods to archaeological research
    • An interest in a career in teaching and academic research
  • Applications will be accepted from students currently enrolled in a graduate program.
  • Residents of the US and foreign countries are eligible.  
  • Membership in the GSA and the Archaeological Geology division are not required.
  • The grant award may be used only to directly support the student’s research as follows:
    • Allowable expenses may include but are not limited to:
      • Travel, food, and lodging (during fieldwork only)
      • Analytical services (dating, thin section preparation, geochemical or isotopic analyses, etc.)
      • Fully expendable supplies (chemicals, photographic film-processing, sample containers, etc)


  •  The award monies may not be used for:
    • Tuition
    • Salaries
    • Consultants
    • Communication costs
    • Travel to meetings
    • Word processing services
    • Any permanent equipment
    • Any computer hardware or software, books, copying, printing or binding services