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GeoCorps™ America NPS Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) On To the Future (OTF)

GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America, which partners with the BLM and U.S. Forest Service to offer short-term, paid geoscience opportunities on federal lands.

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The National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match people ages 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, geoscience and STEM opportunities with NPS.

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The On To the Future (OTF) Program aims to encourage participation of students underrepresented in the geosciences, by providing financial support to these students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.

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Summer 2017 positions will be posted throughout Dec. 2016

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Summer 2017 positions have been posted, and more will come throughout Dec. 2016.


Bighorn Basin Field Award Field Camp Scholar Award Field Camp Excellence Award

Eighth annual Field Seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming emphasizing multi-disciplinary integrated basin analysis for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty.

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This award is for undergraduate students to attend summer field camp. Twenty students will be awarded $2,000 each to attend the field camp of their choice based on diversity, economic/financial need, and merit.

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This $10,000 award is given each year to a geology field camp to assist with the summer field season. It is based on safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence.

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Short Courses IGC Travel Grant

You may edit your proposal as often as you like. It will automatically become complete on Monday, 1 February 2016.

Proposals due 1 February 2016.

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GSA offers a mentoring and travel grant program to the the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Students and Early Career Scientists (those within 7 years of receiving their Ph.D) may apply. Applications due 1 March 2016.

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Note: GSA membership is not required to apply for GeoCorps, GIP, and OTF. However, you must be a paid and current GSA member to apply for the Bighorn Basin, Field Camp Scholar, and Field Camp Excellence awards. See program details for full eligibility requirements.
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Details on how to apply for these programs as well as the online application forms are posted in December (GeoCorps) and February (GSA/ExxonMobil Awards) each year.

For GeoCorps questions, contact Matt Dawson,, or Allison Kerns, .
For On To the Future questions, contact Tahlia Bear,
For all other questions, contact Jennifer Nocerino,