Kansas Geological Foundation Research Grant

Kansas Geological Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Preferred: Kansas Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The primary purpose of the Kansas Geological Foundation is to provide benefit to the science of geology and related endeavors.  Grants are intended to aid individuals or agencies involved in research or programs that fall into the basic categories that best fulfill the primary purposes for which the Foundation was organized, namely, "the promotion of the science of geology and related fields".


Since the amount of money requested for grants may exceed the availability of funds, applications are reviewed and must be evaluated on a competitive basis.  The restrictions outlined below serve as guidelines for grant eligibility and serve as general policy regarding the types of activities supported by the Foundation.  If a given activity or program cannot function within these policies, the applicant may submit an explanation of the special case involved.

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

Eligibility:

  • Members and non-members of the Foundation are eligible (become a member).  

  • Grants may be awarded to individuals, agencies, or groups.

  • Grants are awarded one year at a time.  Upon the expiration of a particular grant, a recipient must submit an additional application in order to be considered for further funding.

  • The following types of activities will be considered for funding:

    • Basic research in geology as related to academic studies as part of either undergraduate or graduate programs.

    • Programs engaged in or related to earth science education for the purpose of increasing public awareness of the science of geology.

    • Programs or projects involved with the gathering and/or preservation of scientific data for the use by the geologic community and the public.

    • Research projects designed to further the understanding of processes and techniques related to the application of geologic principles to science and industry.

    • Activities designed to enhance the geological education or skills of scientists, educators, or professional members of the field of geology.

Preferences:

  • Those projects with direct relevance to Kansas geology will be given preference.

Ineligibility:

  • Grant requests must be supported by adequate documentation and will not carry any allowances to institutions for overhead costs.

  • No grants will be made for the financial benefit of any private individual or organization, for any research the result of which will be financial gain for any individual or corporation, or for any research that will not be made available to or in the best interest of the geologic community or the public at large.

  • There is no provision for funding of any long-term project or program.