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Awards and External Funding

Departmental Graduate Awards

Competitive awards for graduate student research and travel are available through the Miriam Watts-Wheeler Fund, the Gilles And Bernadette Allard Geology Award Fund, Joseph W. Berg Scholarship in Geophysics Fund, and the Levy Memorial Fund. Click here to view a detailed graduate award description.

At the end of every year, the faculty select a graduate student as the Graduate Student of the Year.

External Research Funding

We highly encourage students to seek research funding from external agencies, including those listed below.


Your gift helps to fund research, travel, and field experience for students and faculty.