Graduate Student Fellowship (GSF) Program

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation, Inc. (SEGF) 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.


Application Submission Deadline: Slated for February 1, 2019
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Previous GSF Recipients

2018 | 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 example 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

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