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

New Mexico Geological Society


Grant amount: Up to US $3,500

Deadline: Feb 15, 2019

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 $0.40/mile, equipment costs up to $100, thesis preparation costs up to $100, and thin section costs up to $30 each. 
  • NMGS may fund lodging requests if lodging is absolutely necessary (e.g. travel to work at a lab out of state or campground expenses).

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 per diem requests or requests for food expenses.