NMGS Grants-in-Aid (Including the Graduate Mentorship Grant)

New Mexico Geological Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $3,500

Anticipated deadline: Feb 15, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: New Mexico

Location of residency: New Mexico

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Overview:

New Mexico Geological Society grants are awarded every spring to support research by graduate students attending a New Mexico University. A graduate student may also apply for a Graduate Mentorship Grant as an additional funding increment to a "grant-in-aid" application. These grants allow a graduate student to employ and closely mentor an undergraduate student in research activities for a year.

The Society promotes interest in geology and associated sciences, fosters scientific research and publications, encourages cooperation among its members, and stimulates interest in New Mexico geology.

NMGS Grants-in-Aid

These research grants are awarded every spring to support research by graduate students attending a New Mexico University. Amount may vary, but is a maximum of $2000 per award. Selection is made by the NMGS Scholarship Committee. Grant-in-Aid applicants are automatically eligible for the Kottlowski Research Award and Cearley Grant-In- Aid. The two top-ranked grant-in-aid applicants will receive the Kottlowski Research Award or Cearley Grant-In-Aid Award rather than an NMGS Grant-in-Aid.

A graduate student may also apply for a Graduate Mentorship Grant (amount will vary, with a maximum of $1500) as an additional funding increment to a “grant-in-aid” application. These grants allow a graduate student to employ and closely mentor an undergraduate student in research activities for a year. A brief statement of the anticipated duties and research training to be provided the undergraduate student can be added to the graduate student’s grant-in-aid application. 

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

Eligibility:

  • The grants are awarded to graduate (M.S. or PhD.) geoscience students enrolled in New Mexico institutions and whose proposed projects are located in New Mexico.
  • Some “cross-over” projects that have elements of geology, but may not be exclusively related to geology, may be considered at the discretion of NMGS; however, the project must be geology-centered.
  • Grants-in-aid are awarded without bias regarding sex, race, age, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin.
  • NMGS will support mileage costs up to $0.58/mile, equipment costs up to $750, thesis preparation costs up to $100, and thin section costs up to $30 each. 

Preferences:

  • New projects take priority over continuing ones.
  • Preference will be given to thesis or dissertation projects.

Ineligibility:

  • Project areas and students enrolled in colleges outside of New Mexico are not eligible for funding.
  • NMGS will not fund travel, per diem, or food requests or expenses, but may fund lodging requests if lodging is absolutely necessary to complete field and analytical work (e.g. travel to work at a lab located out of state or field-related campground expenses).