The Jonathan O. Davis Scholarship in Quaternary Sciences: University of Nevada, Reno Stipend

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Grant amount: US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah Expand all

Location of residency: Nevada

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The family and friends of Jonathan O. Davis, a prominent U.S. geologist and geoarchaeologist and a DRI faculty member, have established an endowment that provides a yearly national Jonathan O. Davis Scholarship, as well as a stipend for a University of Nevada, Reno student.

Jonathan was tragically killed in an automobile accident in December 1990. It is the wish of his family and friends to support graduate students working on the Quaternary geology of the Great Basin, research close to Jonathan's heart. The national scholarship is $7,500 and the University of Nevada, Reno stipend is $7,500.

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


  • The University of Nevada, Reno stipend is only open to graduate students enrolled in an M.S. or Ph.D program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • The research must have a substantial geologic component or demonstrate a strong reliance on geological techniques and must be focused on the Great Basin.
  • Quaternary geology, as used here, encompasses a wide range of topics normally considered as part of the Quaternary sciences.