GCAGS Faculty Grant Program


Application Forms (posted at bottom of page)

Program Description

The Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies is sponsoring a Faculty Grant Program pursuing research in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. In 2018, the GCAGS will award one faculty grant of $5,000. Research projects concerning any of the following fields of study related to the Gulf Coast region are eligible to be considered for a grant: geology, geophysics, energy and mineral resources, geohydrology, environmental geology, and paleontology. Also eligible are general geosciences topics with direct, well-explained application to the Gulf Coast region.

Procedure for Applicants

A five page proposal outlining the research project and typewritten in English is required. The proposal is to be accompanied by a budget and an estimate of expenses to be incurred while conducting the research. A timetable complete with milestones must be included with the proposal package. Requests for support should not exceed $5,000 although the itemized budget for the research project may indicate a greater expenditure. Each proposal should clearly describe how the research project relates to an aspect of Gulf Coast geology. All application documents are to be submitted to Brian F. Platt, Chairman, GCAGS Faculty Grant Committee no later than February 15, 2018.

Procedure for Review of Project Proposals

After the submittal deadline of February 15, 2018, the GCAGS Faculty Grant Committee will review the proposals. Applicants will be informed of the committee’s decisions following approval by the GCAGS Board of Directors at its spring meeting. Award decisions will be based on the proposal's originality, application of geologic principles, presentation, and relevance to Gulf Coast geology and the qualifications of the applicant.

Awardee Responsibilities / Publication / Presentation

Awardee receiving support must submit to the Faculty Grant Committee Chairman a one-page progress report on the funded research within one year after receiving the grant. Grant awardees are also strongly urged to submit their research results to the GCAGS for consideration for presentation at the Annual Convention and publication in the GCAGS Transactions. The abstract should be sent to the GCAGS Convention Program Chairman for review and consideration (as defined by the guidelines and deadlines for each convention) within one year following completion of the research. Papers submitted by awardees will follow the same review as other papers processed for the technical sessions. A submission does not obligate the GCAGS to accept the paper for presentation at the Annual Convention or for publication in the GCAGS Transactions. Any research grant awardees that have a paper accepted for a GCAGS technical session will also be eligible for a Travel & Presentation Grant. The application form and instructions for the Travel Grant are provided in this package. The Travel & Presentation Grant program is in effect for awardees in 2007 and later years.

Submit all application materials in hard copyby February 15, 2018 to:

Brian F. Platt
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
120A Carrier Hall University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

For information, contact Brian Platt at:
Phone: (662) 915-5440
Fax: (662) 915-5998

Forms and Information

Application for Faculty Research Grant
(Program Description)

(2018 Grant Application)

Application for Faculty Travel and Presentations
(Guidelines and Restrictions)
(Travel Application)

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