Application Forms (posted at bottom of page)
2012 Faculty Research Grants Recipients
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 1 (current calender year) through February 28 of the next calendar year. All application documents are to be submitted to Danny W. Harrelson, Chairman, GCAGS Faculty Grant Committee no later than February 28.
Procedure for Review of Project Proposals
After the submittal deadline of February 28, 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 28 to: