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Graduate Student Fellowship (GSF) Program

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, Inc. (SEGF) under its Graduate Student Fellowship Program (GSF) has awarded one-year fellowships, ranging from US$2,500 to US$15,000, each year since 2007 to students who intend to pursue a course of study in economic geology leading to a Professional Master’s, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and/or Ph.D. degree. Students from throughout the world with an expressed interest in pursuing graduate studies in economic geology are encouraged to apply. Awards are competitive and based on merit and qualifications of the applicant.

The GSF application submission deadline is February 1, 2018. Preference will be given to those applicants who are SEG Student Members. Join the Society or renew your membership today.

Apply for a GSF

Previous GSF Recipients

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

General Information

GSFs awarded under this program will be announced by mid-late March. SEGF/SEGCF will release funds to successful applicants upon receipt of proof of enrollment at the graduate school selected by the student and a letter from faculty member. Those awarded a GSF will not be eligible for a Student Research Grant (SRG) in the same calendar year.

Applicant Requirements

  • Have completed, or are in the process of completing, a BS or equivalent degree in the geosciences or a related field.
  • Have been accepted, in the process of being accepted, or currently enrolled, as a first-year (ever) graduate student at a recognized college/university offering a graduate program leading to a Professional Master's, M.Sc., and/or Ph.D. in economic geology as it relates to the study of mineral and ore deposits, geochemistry, or geophysics with applications to minerals exploration and mine geology.
  • Applicants who have completed a first year of graduate school, regardless of degree or field of study, are not eligible.
  • Applicants who have been awarded a GSF grant from the SEGF are not eligible.
  • Must be an SEG Student Member.

How to Apply

Follow the steps below to complete the application process. For further guidance, read the GSF guidelines and view an exampleOpen PDF in new window. of a completed form.

  1. GSF Application (Part 1)
  2. GSF Application (Part 2)
    GSF Application (Part 3) Reference 1
    GSF Application (Part 3) Reference 2
  3. Complete each form and e-mail to

Student Grant Program Support

The SEG Foundation Student Grant Programs are supported by Anglo American, Barrick Gold, Bear Creek Mining, Coeur Mining, Newmont Mining, Pan American Silver, Regulus Resources, and Votorantim Metais.

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