Student Research Grants

Individual Student Research Grants (SRG) are for one year and typically range from US$1,000 to US$5,000. These grants support graduate student research projects leading to master's or doctoral degrees, and exceptional BS Honors or "BS Titulo" projects. Students in mineral resource study programs throughout the world are eligible and encouraged to apply.


Application Submission Deadline: February 15, 2023
Application and Details: October 10, 2022
Awardee Announcement: April 30, 2023

Preference will be given to SEG Student Members. Join/Renew

Supporting Organizations Apply


SRG grants are in memory of and/or awarded from the following funds. Previous Recipients

Hugo T. Dummett Fund

Hugo T. Dummett Fund Details

Alberto Terrones L. Fund

Alberto Terrones L. Fund Details

Timothy Nutt Fund

Timothy Nutt Fund Details

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund Details

Hickok-Radford Fund

Hickok-Radford Fund Details

Eric P. Nelson Fund

Eric P. Nelson Fund Details

James Mwale Education Fund

James Mwale Education Fund Details

Spora's Explorers Fund

Spora's Explorers Fund Details

Canada Foundation (SEGCF)

Canada Foundation (SEGCF) Details

Newmont Corporation Student Grant

Newmont Mining Corporation Student Grant

The Newmont Corporation Student Grant supports research projects worldwide related to the geology, mineralization, and metallogeny of gold deposits. Emphasis is placed on research with a strong field component, with funding available for directly related laboratory work.

General Information

  • Awards are intended to fund specific expenses related to student research projects leading to advanced degrees.
  • Awards are competitive and based upon project merit and qualification of the applicant.
  • Applicants must describe what the project is; why the research is important, and how it is to be done.
  • An estimate of expenses for the project must be included in the budget section of application.
  • Grant recipients are required to provide, by April 30 following the calendar year in which they are awarded/dispersed, a summarized accounting of how the funds were spent. This should include a suitable progress report followed by a final abstract when the project is complete.
  • If the funds have not been used by April 30 of the following year, the grant recipient should request permission for an extension and submit a progress report.
  • A final abstract is required when the project is complete.
  • Applicants requesting financial support from the Alberto Terrones L. Fund for non-research expenses must include a statement describing the need and purpose of such request.
  • Applications may be submitted for any one of the awards, but will be considered for all awards.
  • Applicants who apply for and are awarded a current calendar year GSF Grant are also eligible to apply for the current calendar year SRG.

How to Apply

Follow the steps below to complete the application process:

  1. SRG Application (Part 1)
    Download for policies and procedures to the application process.
  2. SRG Application (Part 2)
    Must be downloaded and completed by the student and emphasizes the topic, objectives, plans for the proposed research, and the background of the applicant. It should be e-mailed with any necessary attachments (permission letters, etc.) to as well as to the Appraisal of Applicant who will be completing Part 3. For further guidance, read the SRG guidelines and view an example of a completed form.
  3. SRG Application (Part 3)
    Required evaluation to be completed by the Appraisal of Applicant (Academic Adviser or faculty member familiar with the applicant's qualifications and significance of the research) and e-mailed to
    Due to confidentiality, the completed academic appraisal should not be sent to the student.

Previous Supporting Organizations

Anglo American Logo
Barrick Logo
Bear CreekLogo
BHP Logo
Coeur Mining Logo
First Quantum Logo
Geodrill Logo
Gold Resource Corporation Logo
Lundin Mining Logo
Newmont Logo
Pan American Silver Logo
Regulus  Logo
Rio Tinto Logo
Royal Gold Logo
Votorantim Metais Logo