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The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-in-Aid Graduate

The Grants-in-Aid program offers students an excellent opportunity to fund their research and publish an abstract in the AAPG Bulletin. The Grants-in-Aid program has become highly competitive and can only fund about 25 percent of the applications received.

The purpose of the program is to foster research in the geosciences by providing support to graduate students in the earth sciences whose research has application to the search for the development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geoscience issues.

Grant Amounts typically range from $500 to $2,000 each.

The program is available to Master's (or equivalent 2-year degree) and Ph.D. applicants. Bachelors with Honors and 4th year degree students are NOT eligible. Candidates for Master's or equivalent degrees may receive a maximum of one grant, and Ph.D. candidates may receive a maximum of two grants. However, no more than two grants will be awarded to any one applicant during his/her graduate education. Due to award timing, it is critical that first-year Master's degree students apply for grants in their first year so that the research money will be available to them in the second year.

To Apply:

  1. Visit: https://foundation.aapg.org/grants-in-aid-program
    • Note: The following rule may have changed because their systems have been upgraded: The application form cannot be submitted electronically, but must be printed out, signed by the applicant, endorsed by the department, and mailed with the other required documentation.FAX'd applications will not be accepted. Delivery by courier service such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL is recommended if time is short, particularly for students outside of North America.
  2. To be eligible, applications must meet ALL requirements, and those received after January 31 are NOT be considered.
  3. Successful applicants will be notified in April/May, and asked to provide current mailing addresses and appropriate transmittal instructions for the grants. They will also be given the opportunity to submit their abstracts for publication in the AAPG BULLETIN. For additional questions contact Leona Anthony or the AAPG staff.