Structural Geology & Tectonics Division: Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award

Geological Society of America (GSA)

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Anticipated deadline: May 15, 2021

Grant amount: Approximately US $2,500

Fields of work: Structural Geology

Applicant type: Graduate Student, Faculty, Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award Fund promotes research combining structural geology and diagenesis, and curriculum development in structural diagenesis. The donors believe multidisciplinary approaches often reveal new insights into long-standing problems and expose productive avenues for enquiry. To help promote the cross disciplinary emphasis of this annual award, the Sedimentary Geology and Structural Geology & Tectonics Divisions have been designated to jointly select the recipient.

This award addresses the rapidly growing recognition that fracturing, cement precipitation and dissolution, evolving rock mechanical properties and other structural diagenetic processes can govern recovery of resources and sequestration of material in deeply buried, diagenetically altered and fractured sedimentary rocks.

The award highlights the growing need to break down disciplinary boundaries between structural geology and sedimentary petrology, exemplified by the work of Dr. Stephen Laubach and colleagues.The award alternates between being awarded by the Sedimentary Geology Division on odd numbered years, and the Structural Geology & Tectonics Division on even-numbered years, reflecting the focus of the award on this cycle.


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


  • Graduate students, postgraduate and faculty level researchers are eligible.