Gerald M. Friedman Fund Grant

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

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Grant amount: More than US $500

Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About Gerald M. Friedman

This fund is named for Gerald M. Friedman and was initiated by his former students, headed by Sal Mazzullo and John N. Seitz. Professor Friedman passed away in 2011 after an extensive career teaching and conducting research at Brooklyn College, which was his home since 1985, after a long and productive career involving appointments at a variety of academic institutions and in industry.

These include Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Cincinnati, and Amoco Petroleum Corp. He has received the highest medals in the field of sedimentary geology, including the Twenhofel Medal from the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and the Power's Medal of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).Professor Friedman began his career as a geochemist and hard rock petrologist in the Appalachians and Canadian Shield.

He switched to soft rock geology as a research geologist and director of sedimentology research for Amoco Research Laboratory, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since returning to academia, first at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, and for the past seventeen years at Brooklyn College, he has worked with his graduate students and post-doctoral researchers on variety of sedimentary geology topics, including carbonate deposits, regional stratigraphy, and environmental geology of rivers, water reservoirs, and near shore marine settings.

The minimum award will be $500; the maximum is determined by investment income

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


  • The fund will be used to support student activities, including research projects and travel, in any area of sedimentary geology. Awardees should acknowledge the funding source in any resulting Masters theses, Ph. D. Dissertations, and other publications.
  • Student activities, including research projects and travel, in any area of sedimentary geology. 
  • Student must be in good academic standing and have completed at least 1 semester of graduate study.
  • You may receive a total of two SEPM Foundation graduate student grants in your entire academic career.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. YOU MUST BE AN SEPM MEMBER TO APPLY.