Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award (Planetary Geology Division)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

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Grant amount: US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Aug 19, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student 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 Eugene M. Shoemaker Memorial Fund for Crater Studies was established by Dr. Carolyn Shoemaker in memory of her husband in 1998. She established the endowment so that students will have an opportunity to pursue studies of impact craters, which was the focus of her husband's graduate student studies and a large part of his professional career. Friends, scientific colleagues, and companies have contributed to (and continue to contribute to) the fund to ensure its success.

The award, which will include $2500, is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system, which areas of study may include but shall not necessarily be limited to impact cratering processes, the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the impacts, or the geological, chemical or biological results of impact cratering.

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


  • The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is for undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology.

  • The award is to be applied for the study of impact craters.