Society for Organic Petrology: Student Travel Award

Society for Organic Petrology

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Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2021

Grant amount: US $1,000

Fields of work: Petrology

Applicant type: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE: Please note that the 2020 TSOP meeting in Xuzhou was cancelled, therefore no Student Travel Awards would be given out this year.

The Society for Organic Petrology is a non profit organization for scientists and engineers involved with coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines.  The objectives of the Society, as listed in its bylaws are:

  • to promote research in organic petrology among members, and among scientific disciplines;  
  • to provide educational opportunities in organic petrology;
  • to work for acceptable classifications of all types of sedimentary organic matter;
  • to promote state-of-the-art technologies in organic petrology;
  • to enhance professional and scientific interactions among all scientists and engineers; and 
  • to inspire the highest standard of professional ethics of its members.

To accomplish these objectives, TSOP sponsors annual meetings, field trips, and short courses, publishes a quarterly newsletter, research reports and other scholarly works, organizes and supports collaborative research projects.

The Student Travel Award is designed to support student attendance at the annual TSOP meetings.

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


  • The Student Travel Award is open to students who have submitted an abstract for presentation (either an oral or poster) at the annual TSOP meeting. 
  • The abstract has to be accepted for the presentation. 
  • Monetary awards are to be applied to expenses directly related to travel to attend a TSOP Annual Meeting.


  • Funds should not be used to fund research, purchase capital equipment, to pay salaries, tuition, room, or board during the school year.