GCAGS Faculty Grant Program

Application Forms (posted at bottom of page)

2014 Faculty Research Grants Recipients

Program Description

The Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies sponsors a Faculty Grant Program pursuing research in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. GCAGS will award two faculty grants - one for $10,000.00 and one for $5,000 respectively. 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, 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 $10,000.00 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. Applications for consideration are accepted from October through February 28th for consideration at the GCAGS Spring Board Meeting. All application documents are to be submitted to René  De Hon, Chairman, GCAGS Faculty Grant Committee no later than February 28th.

Procedure for Review of Project Proposals

After the submittal deadline of February 28th, 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

Awardees 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.

Submit all application materials in hard copy by February 28th to:

Dr. René De Hon
Department of Geography
601 University Avenue Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas, 78666
Phone: (512) 245-7461
Fax: (512) 245-8353

For information, contact Dr. René De Hon at:

Forms and Information


Application for Faculty Research Grant
(Program Description)

  (2015 Grant Application)
Application for Faculty Travel and Presentations
(Guidelines and Restrictions)
  (Travel Application)

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