Student Research Grants

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SRG Recipients (2021)

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation (SEGF) and the SEG Canada Foundation (SEGCF) are pleased to announce the SRG awards for 2021. This year the SEGF received 93 applications, of which 46 were selected to receive funding for a total of of US$189,400 (US$133,600 SEGF and US$55,800 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 21 nationalities and attend 35 different universities in 14 countries and distributed as follows: United States (9), Canada (8), Australia (6), China (6), Brazil (3), Japan (2), Portugal (2), South Africa (2), Spain (2), United Kingdom (2), Argentina (1), Puerto Rico (1), Peru (1), and Switzerland (1).

Hugo T. Dummett Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Iñigo Borrajo US$4,600 Compultnese University (Spain) Ph.D. Field and analytical insights of high grade new style of tungsten-(tin) mineralization in Iberia

Alberto Terrones L. Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Román Nelson US$4,900 University of Toronto (Canada) Ph.D. Application of machine learning methods for the interpretation of pyrite LA-ICPMS maps

Timothy Nutt Fund Details

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

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Fatemeh Amirpoorsaeed US$5,000 Monash University (Australia) Ph.D. The link between craton margin structures and base metal mineral systems systems in North Australian Craton
John Allard US$3,700 Montana Technological University (United States) M.Sc. Geology, Mineralogy, Geothermometry and Stable Isotopes of the Lowry Deposit,Black Butte Copper Project, Meagher County, Montana
Alette Baloyi US$800 University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) Olivine Composition in high-grade PGR mineralized zones of the Waterberg Project deposit (Bushveld Complex). B.SC Honors
Lauren Bunce US$5,000 Binghamton University (United States) M.Sc. What Drives Formation of Modern Spring Deposits at the Great Salt Lake?
Takeshy Coaquira US$5,000 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D. Resolving multiple generations of white mica and clay alteration at the Resolution porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Arizona
David Giovannetti-Nazario US$5,000 University of Pyerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) M.Sc. Iron skarn mineralization processes in Tibes, Puerto Rico: Unraveling timing and fluid flow history through garnet geochemistry
Kamila Gomes Fernandes US$4,800 University of Campinas (Brazil) Ph.D. Volcanic-exhalative systems and their implications to the metallogeny of the Carajas Province
Madeleine Ince US$5,000 University of Western Australia (Australia) Ph.D. Geochronological constraints and petrogenesis of the Taca Taca Cu-Mo porphyry deposit, NW Argentina
Jackie Kleinsasser US$5,000 University of Michigan (United States) Ph.D. Genesis of Fe-Ti±V oxide mineralization in the southernDuluth Complex, Minnesota
Lanhai Liu US$5,000 Hefei Universityof Technology (China) Ph.D. Alteration, mineralization and genetic model of Yueyang intermediate sulfidation silver polymetallic deposit, South China
Benjamin Magnin US$4,400 Colorado School of Mines (United States) M.Sc. Geochronology of Alkaline Dikes and Mineralized Veins in the Wet Mountains, CO: Connecting Rare Earth Element Mineralization to Cambrian Rifting in Southern Colorado
Alec Martin US$1,000 University of Arizona (United States) M.Sc. Characterization of and analogs to the Cretaceous quartzose sedimentary (Kqs) unit of the Resolution Cu-Mo deposit, AZ: implications for mineralization and ore preservation
Alexander Moss US$2,700 University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines (United Kingdom) M.Sc. Reassessing the Utility of Conventional Lithium Pathfinders and Constructing an Albite-Spodumene Pegmatite Prospectivity Model in Leinster, Ireland
Evan Owen US$2,400 New Mexico Tech (United States) M.Sc. Geochemistry, Mineral Paragenesis, and Alteration Vectoring of REE-(Cu)-F Bearing Veins and Breccias in the Gallinas Mountains, New Mexico
José Roseiro US$5,000 University of Evora (Portugal) Ph.D. Putting SW Iberia on the REE global occurrences map: ore forming systems in the northern Ossa-Morena peralkaline transect
Felipe Santos US$2,400 University of Campinas (Brazil) Ph.D. Geological and metallogenic evolution of Paleoproterozoic manganese-rich successions from the Northeast Brazil
Andre Santos US$5,000 University of Lisbon (Portugal) Ph.D. Relating petrogenesis and duration of magmatism with ore-forming processes in the Neves-Corvo VMS Deposit (Iberian Pyrite Belt)
Cody Schwenk US$4,700 New Mexico Tech (United States) M.Sc. Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Mineralization in the Cooke's Range, Luna County, New Mexico
Safak Sonmez US$4,300 University of Geneva (Switzerland) Ph.D. Late Cretaceous epithermal systems of the Lesser Caucasus and the Eastern Pontides: New constraints from the Bolnisi mining district, Georgia, and the Yanikli-Artvin area, Turkey.
George Stonadge US$3,200 Universityof Leicester (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Accessory Minerals as Porphyry Fertility Idicators in the West Luzon Arc
Zhenchao Wang US$4,900 The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong / China) Ph.D. Sc Geochemistry and Ore Deposits
Emily White US$4,900 Texas A&M (United States) Ph.D. Petrogenesis and Low-Temperature Thermochronology of Jurassic Plutons in Eastern Nevada and Western Utah: Implications for the Formation of Carlin-Type Gold Deposits

Hickok-Radford Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Sushmita Bhandari US$4,000 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) Ph.D. Mineralogy, age, source and ore-bearing properties of beryl-bearing Ikhabu pegmatites from Eastern Nepal Himalaya
Changtong He US$4,000 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) Ph.D. Identification of beryllium mineralization mechanism in high temperature skarn system from Cuonadong W-Sn-Be deposit, South Tibet

Eric P. Nelson Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Yaqi Huang US$2,900 China University of Geosciences (Beijing) (China) M.Sc. The Hydrothermal alteration mapping and apatite geochemistry from the Meiren iron skarn deposit, West Qinling: Implications for ore genesis and exploration
Jaime Osorio US$4,000 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D. Porphryry to epithermal transtion at Valeriano Cu-Au system, northern Chile

James Mwale Education Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Fillsmith Ndongani US$5,000 University of Cape Town (South Africa) Ph.D. Constraints from kimberlite indicator minerals from the southwest Congo craton Central Africa, on the composition and thermal state of the regional lithosphere

Canada Foundation (SEGCF) Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Reza Al Furqan US$4,800 Akita University (Japan) Ph.D. Deciphering hydrothermal evolution of phyllic alterations in the Grasberg porphyry system, Papau, Indonesia
Brendan Bishop US$4,400 Universityof Regina (Canada) Ph.D. Rare earth element potential of subsurface brines in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
Robert Collar US$4,500 McGill University (Canada) Ph.D. Re-Os dating of sulfides at the Kinsevere deposit: timing of Cu-Co mineralization in the context of basin evolution in the Central African Copperbelt
Alexander Farrar US$3,000 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D. Crustal architecture and geodynamic controls on formation of giant porphyry copper deposits in the Central Andes
Amanda Galar US$5,000 Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina) Ph.D. The siliceous geothermal systems of the Deseado Massif and their relationship with the origin of life
Rafael Gordilho Barbosa US$2,900 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) Ph.D. Eo-to-mesoarchean tectonic and metallogenetic settings from the northern São Francisco Craton, NE Brazil: geochronological and short-lived radionuclides perspectives
Dilem Herem Yuecl US$2,300 University of Toronto (Canada) M.Sc. Trace Element Loss in Pyrite at Different Pressures and Temperatures
Jhoan Crhistian Humpiri Chávez US$4,300 National University of the Altiplan-Puno (Peru) B.Sc. Honors Mineralogical, Lithological and Geochemical Determination and Analysis of the Structural Behaviour of the Mine at the Pompería School in Puno-Peru
Klaus Kuster US$5,000 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. Petrogenesis and Metallogenesis of Polymetallic Cr-Ni-Cu-PGE Systems in the Superior Province, Canada
Faqiao Li US$4,800 China University of Geosciences(Beijing) (China) Ph.D. A New Prospecting Method for Porphyry Copper Deposits: from the Study of SHRIMP In-situ Oxygen Isotope of Chlorite
J. Javier Rey-Samper US$4,800 Universidad Complutense de Madrid - UCM (Spain) Ph.D. Mineralogy and geochemistry of sulfides precipitated by microbial metabolism
Chaneil Wallace US$5,000 Laurentian (Canada) Ph.D. Mineralizing fluids of carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb deposits
Jarred Zimmerman US$5,000 University of Washington (United States) Ph.D. An extinct hydrothermal system in an active field, Yellowstone National Park

Newmont Mining Corporation Student Grant Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Sophie Gagnon US$2,400 University of Waterloo (Canada) M.Sc. Proterozoic hydrothermal activity timing, composition, and source at Island Gold mine, Ontario: Implications for gold remobilization
Derek Leung US$4,300 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. The trace-element chemistry, origin, and exploration implications of green micas (e.g., fuchsite, mariposite, and roscoelite) associated with gold deposits
Manuel Nopeia US$4,000 Kyushu University (Japan) Ph.D. Evolution of Gold Mineralization in the Nanlia, Makorong and Namikupo PropsectsNortheastern Mozambique: A Contribution to the Understanding of the Origin of Gold Mineralization in the Mozambique Belt
Xin Ni Seow US$4,300 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D. Chemistry and mechanism of formation of alunite supergroup minerals: implications to mineral exploration

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