Archaeological Geology Division: Richard Hay Student Paper/Poster Award

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Grant amount: Up to US $650

Anticipated deadline: Sep 20, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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At the 2006 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, the Management Board of the Archaeological Geology Division elected to rename the student travel award for a distinguished scientist in Archaeological Geology. After consulting with his family, the student paper/poster award was officially named the Richard Hay Student Paper/Poster Award.

Richard Hay was a long-standing member of the Archaeological Geology Division and had a long and distinguished career in sedimentary geology, mineralogy, and archaeological geology. He is particularly well known for his work on the Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli hominid-bearing sites and was awarded the Division's Rip Rapp award in 2000. The Division is proud to have our student travel award bear his name.

This award was created by Archaeological Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA) to encourage the presentation of research papers by graduate and undergraduate students at the technical sessions of the Division, which are held at the annual meeting of the GSA. This award is intended to defray a portion of the expenses involved with attending and presenting a paper at the annual GSA meeting.

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


  • Applications will be accepted from students currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program.
  • Residents of the US and foreign countries are eligible.
  • Membership in the GSA and the Archaeological Geology Division are not required.