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Student Research Grants

2017 Recipients

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation (SEGF) and the SEG Canada Foundation (SEGCF) are pleased to announce the Student Research Grant awards for 2017. This year the SEGF received 130 applications, of which 56 were selected to receive funding for a total of US$171,700 (US$119,800 SEGF and CAN$51,900 SEGCF.

These grants will assist students with field and laboratory expenses for thesis research on mineral deposits as required for graduate degrees at accredited universities. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are available to students worldwide.

This year's successful candidates make up 18 nationalities and attend 39 different universities in 14 countries and distributed as follows: United States (13), Canada (7), China (3), Australia (3), Germany (3), United Kingdom (2), Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Greece (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Poland (1), Russia (1), and Switzerland (1).

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Hafizullah Ahmed US$1,700 China University of Geoscience (China) Ph.D. Geology of Mo-W-Bi Deposits in Anorogenic granites of Northcentral Nigeria: Insights from isotopic data, fluid inclusions and Re-Os geochrons
Gabriel Aliaga US$4,300 University of Nevada, Reno (USA) M.Sc. Igneous geology of the Keystone Project, Batmineral belt, north-central Nevada: Age, distribution, and relationship to Au mineralization
Josh Bergbower US$3,300 University of Cincinnati (USA) M.Sc. Trace and REE analysis of fluorite from the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District (IKFD) and its implications for mineralizing fluid origins
Casey Blundell US$5,000 Monash University (Australia) Ph.D. Structural and tectonic controls on Au mineralization in the Otago Schist, New Zealand
Andrew Canada US$2,700 University of Idaho (USA) Ph.D. The Elko Formation: A Paleogeographic Record of Lake Basin Formation and Topographic Evolution during Eocene Carlin-Type Mineralization in Nevada, USA
Stefano Caruso US$4,300 University of Western Australia (Australia) Ph.D. Geological controls on the fractionation of multiple S-isotopes in Archean mineral systems
Tristan Childress US$4,300 University of Michigan (USA) Ph.D. Trace element and isotopic characterization of magnetite and accessory minerals from the Cretaceous Candelaria iron oxide-Cu-Au deposit, Chile
James Davey US$5,000 University of Southampton (UK) Ph.D. Brines and base metals: are the basin brines in the Central African Copperbelt anomalously metal enriched?
Jennifer Ellis US$3,100 Cardiff University (UK) Ph.D. Fracture Patterns in Intrusions: Geological approaches to generating fracture models for intrusive rocks
Matt Ferguson US$3,500 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D. Intermediate-felsic rocks in the Olympic Dam district and Gawler Ranges: genesis, modification, and role in IOCG mineralising processes
Michael Herzog US$3,600 Ludwig-Maximilian University (Germany) M.Sc. Clay mineralogy, zonation and P-T-X conditions in the Esperanza and Laborero veins, Farallon Negro Au-Ag-Mn IS epithermal deposit, Argentina
Dante Huff US$5,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) Ph.D. Identifying Genetic Controls on Carlin-Type Au Mineralization in the Battle Mountain District, Nevada using Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Katherine Jillings US$ 1,600 Cardiff University (UK) Ph.D. Assimilation of Dolomite by Bushveld Magmas: Implications for the origin of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization and the Precambrian Atmosphere
Bartosz Karykowski US$1,100 Cardiff University (UK) Ph.D. New approaches in understanding layered intrusions: evidence from the Bushveld and Monchegorsk Complexes
Bridget Lee US$2,700 University of California Riverside (USA) Ph.D. Field and analytical evidence of Paleoproterozoic Banded Iron Formation, Minas Supergroup: a Continuing Enigma of Geology
Yan Hei Li US$2,300 University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Ph.D. Genesis of the ion adsorption type REE deposits in South China
Shang Liu US$3,750 Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, CAS (China) Ph.D. F alteration and its implication for the REE mineralization in the giant Bayan Obo REE-Nb-Fe deposits, China
Igor Moreira US$4,000 University of Campinas (Brazil) M.Sc. Petrogenesis of granitoids, Paraiba deposits, Amazon Craton, Brazil
Sourav Krishna Nandi US$2,100 Missouri State University (USA) M.Sc. Geologic mapping and gravity investigation of an accretionary orogen in shear zones, western Idaho
Magdalena Ozóg US$1,700 AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (Poland) Ph.D. Chromite mineralization in ophiolites, Kosovo: mineralogical, geochemical and genetic studies
Gephen Sadove US$4,000 University of Michigan (USA) Ph.D. The Philips Mine iron oxide-apatite deposit, Adirondack Mtns, NY State: a potential domestic source for REE
Shiqiang Su US$2,800 Institute of Geology and Geophysical, CAS (China) Ph.D. Genesis of stratiform Cu-Pb-Zn Dabaoshan deposit, South China: in situ LA-ICM-MS trace elements SIMS S isotope and EBSD study of colloform pyrite
Helen Twigg US$4,750 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc. Reconstruction of megaclasts in the Kakanda diapir, DRC: controls on stratiform Cu mineralisation in the Congolese Copperbelt
Christopher Wierman US$2,800 Kansas State University (USA) M.Sc. Cu partitioning in mid-Miocene flood basalts from the Northern Great Basin, USA: implications for Cu behavior in flood basalt provinces
Yanlu Xing US$3,400 Monash University (Australia) Ph.D. Role of F on metal mobilization in hydrothermal fluids and its implications on the formation of the Olympic Dam IOCG deposits

Hickok-Radford Fund  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Carlin Lentz US$3,000 University of New Brunswick (Canada) M.Sc. Petrogenic Controls on Au Mineralization at the Cantung and Mactung W-Cu-Au Skarns
Duncan McLeish US$4,000 McGill University (Canada) Ph.D. The nature and origin of the Brucejack high-grade epithermal Au deposit, BC, Canada

Newmont Mining Corporation Student Grant  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Carlos Arbiol Gonzalez US$2,400 Memorial University, Newfoundland (Canada) Ph.D. Microanalytical approaches to the study of alteration in precious metal deposits
Geoffrey Burtner US$4,300 University of Nevada, Reno (USA) Ph.D. Metamorphic, Mineralization and Structural Evolution of the Mineral Ridge Core Complex Au deposit, Walker's Lane, Nevada
Kai Feng US$4,000 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS (China) Ph.D. Au-pyrite Association at the Heilangou Au Deposit, Jiaodong District, NE China: in situ trace elemental and S isotopic constraints
Emily Laycock US$4,300 McGill University (Canada) M.Sc. Snowfield: a Au-Rich Porphyry-Epithermal Deposit in NW British Columbia

Hugo T. Dummett Fund  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Bijal Chudasama US$3,500 IIT Bombay (India) Ph.D. Predictive modeling of surficial uranium mineral systems
Philip Dalhof US$2,800 Colorado State University (USA) M.Sc. Mapping of hydrothermal alteration in the Boulder Batholith and related igneous rocks using a pXRF
John DeDecker US$1,700 Colorado School of Mines (USA) Ph.D. Pre-Ore Pyrite Enrichment of the P2 Fault at McArthur River Uranium
Aileen Doran US$2,000 University College Dublin (Ireland) Ph.D. Hydrothermal fluids in Irish Zn-Pb deposits: Zn-Cu and clumped isotopes
Jaayke Fiege (Knipping) US$1,200 Leibniz Universitat Hannover (Germany) Ph.D. Formation of Kiruna-type iron oxide-apatite deposits — a new genetic model
Sarah Smith US$2,600 University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) Ph.D. Determination of F concentration in MVT ore-fluids from Sweetwater, Tennessee and SE Missouri using SEM-EDS anlyses of fluid inclusion decrepitates
Yuanyuan Xia US$1,200 Missouri University of Science and Technology (USA) M.Sc. Chalcophile elements in komatiitic basalts: implications for Ni-Cu-PGE exploration

Alberto Terrones L. Fund  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
This year there were no recipients.

Timothy Nutt Fund  Learn more...

Funds of US$10,000 are being made available for the support of students attending the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC).

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
This year there were no recipients.

Canada Foundation (SEGCF)  Learn more...

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Alice Alex US$3,300 University of Toronto (Canada) Ph.D. The effect of redox conditions on the speciation of S and the solubility of Au, Cu, and Ag in magmatic hydrothermal fluids
Nicolas Derome US$3,700 Lakehead University (Canada) M.Sc. Red Lake deposit alteration geochemistry
Aliou Djiba US$2,500 University of Hamburg (Germany) Ph.D. Porphyry Cu-Au and epithermal Au-Ag-Te systems at Lemnos island, Greece: mineralogy of hydrothermal alteration and related mineralization
Eric Garcelon US$2,200 University of New Brunswick (Canada) M.Sc. Au and Ag in the massive sulfide ores of the northern Bathurst Mining Camp
Aaron Hantsche US$3,100 University of Geneva (Switzerland) Ph.D. Distal skarns as an ore-forming environment
Garrett Hill US$3,200 Montana Tech (USA) M.Sc. Using fluid inclusions and C,O,H and Sr isotopes to understand the genesis of dolomite-hosted talc mineralization in Montana
Dylan Langille US$2,400 Western University (Canada) M.Sc. The Mineralogical Characterization of Peralkaline Granites hosting HREE-rich Pegmatites, Lac Brisson, Quebec
Bryan Maciag US$1,400 Dalhousie University (Canada) Ph.D. Speciation of As and Sb in silicate melts with implications for magmatic processes
Alexandra Malygina US$3,100 Murmansk State Technical University - Apatity branch (Russia) M.Sc. The petrogenesis and economic potential of reef-style PGE-V mineralisation in the Paleoproterozoic Gabbro-10 intrusion of the Monchegorsk Complex, NW Russia
John Meyer US$3,100 Colorado School of Mines (USA) Ph.D. Robotic underground mapping and surveying: System development, deployment, and data integration.
Ana Paula Orellano Ricchetti US$1,200 Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) Ph.D. Metallogeny of the Paramillos de Uspallata Pb-Zn-Ag vein deposit, Mendoza, Argentina
Jamie Price US$2,800 Cardiff University (UK) Ph.D. Au mineralisation and tectonomagmatic evolution of Yalgoo-Singleton Greenstone belt, Western Australia
María Roman Alday US$1,400 University of Geneva (Switzerland) M.Sc. Switzerland
Eliza Smith US$3,700 University of Western Australia (Australia) Ph.D. The role of granitoid magmatism and associated magmatic-hydrothermal fluids in mineralisation processes in the Carajás Mineral Province, Brazil.
Christos Stergiou US$4,200 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) Ph.D. Critical and rare metals in Tertiary magmatic-hydothermal deposits of the Serbo-Macedonian Metallogenic Province in Greece
Miguel Tavares Nassif US$3,900 Colorado School of Mines (USA) Ph.D. Interplay between Au mineralizing event(s) and structural evolution in the Archean southern Abitibi greenstone belt, Ont., Canada
Mert Ugurhan US$3,800 The University of Texas at Austin (USA) Ph.D. Timing, Mineralization and Mo Isotope Characterization of Cave Peak Porphyry Mo Deposit, Culberson County, Texas
Zhuosen Yao US$2,900 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS (China) Ph.D. Toward a preliminary demonstration for dynamic processes of sulfide droplets in magma conduit: evidence from ore texture in the Kalatongke deposit, NW China