Student Research Grants

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SRG Recipients (2018)

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation (SEGF) and the SEG Canada Foundation (SEGCF) are pleased to announce the SRG awards for 2018. This year the SEGF received 158 applications, of which 53 were selected to receive funding for a total of of US$181,800 (US$127,800 SEGF and US$54,000 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 22 nationalities and attend 38 different universities in 14 countries and distributed as follows: Canada (17), United States (11), Australia (5), United Kingdom (5), South Africa (3), Brazil (2), Chile (2), China (2), Germany (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Russia (1), Switzerland (1), and Turkey (1).

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Cesar Aguilar Ramirez US$3,900 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico) Ph.D. Geochronology and Geochemistry of MVT and associated deposits in Northern Mexico
Lebogang Babedi US$3,600 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) M.Sc. Impact of cation substitution on the geometallurgy of sphalerite
Lawrence Carter US$4,500 Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Exsolution depth and migraiton pathways of mineralising fluids in porphyry deposit-forming magmatic systems
Akin Cil US$3,500 Middle East Technical University (Turkey) M.Sc. Geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of the Gicik low-sulfidation epithermal Au deposi, Ankara Province, central Turkey
Christina Comuso US$3,000 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) M.Sc. Fluid Inclusion analysis and isotopic investigation of fluid flow in the Barberton Greenstone Belt: Sheba-Fairview Au mining district, South Africa
John Condron US$1,300 Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter (United Kingdom) M.Sc. Investigating the Natzwiller Granite, NE France, for related Sn-W-LCT mineralisation using reconnaissance stream sampling, mapping and petrography.
Simon Dahlstrom US$3,700 University of Bristol (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Exhumation of Andean Granites: Implications for Porphyry Copper Formation and Enrichment
Hayden Dalton US$4,000 University of Melbourne (Australia) Ph.D. Geochronology and Geochemistry of Baltic Shield Kimberlites
Daniel Favorito US$5,000 University of Arizona (United States) Ph.D. Laramide shortening and magmatism in the eastern Santa Catalina Mountains, SE Arizona
Marion Grosjean US$2,600 University of Geneva (Switzerland) Ph.D. Subduction vs. post-collisioal epithermal-porphyry systems of the Lesser Caucasus, Tethyan metallogenic belt
Andrea Herazo US$4,200 University of Chile (Chile) Ph.D. Re-evaluation of the role of organic matter in the formation of stratabound Cu (Ag) ore deposits in north-central Chile.
Kaixuan Hui US$3,000 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Science (China) Ph.D. Micro-texture, trace element, fluid inclusions and S isotopic characteristics of multi-stage sphalerite: implications for mineralization zoning of epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn deposit at Jiawula-Chaganbulagen, Inner Mongolia, NE China
James Ingraffia US$4,600 University of Nevada, Reno (United States) M.Sc. Age and Constraints on the Origin of Li Deposits at McDermitt Caldera, Nevada, USA
Curtis Johnson US$4,300 University of Nevada, Reno (United States) Ph.D. The Relationship Between Eocene Magmatism and Au Mineralization in the Great Basin
Robert Johnson US$1,000 University of Nevada, Reno (United States) M.Sc. The Hydrothermal Footprint in Siliciclastic-Volcanic Rocks above Carbonate-Hosted High-Grade Ore at the Turquoise Ridge Carlin-Type Gold Deposit.
Erin Keltie US$1,700 Dalhousie University (Canada) M.Sc. An experimental investigation of the role of contaminatation on chromite crystallization in the Ring of Fire, northern Ontario
Nikita La Cruz US$4,700 University of Michigan (United States) Ph.D. Fingerprinting Au mineralization in the potential implications for exploration
Pedro Leite US$2,700 Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (Brazil) M.Sc. Apatite and magnetite trace element compositions in disseminated granite-hosted Au deposits from Alta Floresta Au province, Amazon Craton
Pearlyn Manalo US$1,500 Akita University (Japan) Ph.D. Spatial and Temporal Constraints on the Genesis of Mineralization in Mankayan District, northern Luzon, Philippines
Mallory Metcalf US$900 Western University (Canada) M.Sc. Characterization of Kelyphite Rims on Garnets: Applications to Diamond Exploration
Kristian Olson US$4,100 Binghamton University-SUNY (United States) Ph.D. Assessing proximal verse distal influence of hydrothermal activity on economic salts and brines of Searles lake, California, for total reservoir calculations
Gregory Poole US$5,000 The University of Western Australia (Australia) Ph.D. Permian Porphyry and Epithermal Systems in an Early Andean Metallogenic Belt, Cordillera Frontal, Argentina
Nikki Seymour US$3,700 Colorado State University (United States) Ph.D. Geochemical Analyses of Skarns in the Punta del Cobre belt, Copiapo, Chile: Implications for IOCG Mineralization in the Chilean Fe Belt
Joseph Shaw US$4,300 University of Bristol (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Tectonic and climatic controls on porphyry copper deposit enrichment in the Central Andes
Rebecca Strachan US$4,500 University College London (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Structural controls on alteration and mineralisation in the Quellaveco porphyry district, southern Peru.
Mebrahtu Weldeghebriel US$4,700 Binghamton Universit - SUNY (United States) Ph.D. Geochemical evolution of Phanerozoic seawater: implications for the origin of potash evaporites

Hickok-Radford Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Claire Leighton US$2,300 Queen's University (Canada) M.Sc. Application of pyrite mineralogy and chemistry to determining paleoredox, ocean chemistry, hydrothermal history, and target vectoring in the MacMillan Pass SEDEX district, Yukon, Canada
Duncan McLeish US$4,700 McGill University (Canada) Ph.D. The nature and origin of the Brucejack high-grade epithermal Au deposit, NW BC, Canada.

Newmont Mining Corporation Student Grant Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Ijaz Ahmed US$3,000 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. Role of sulfide saturation in arc metallogeny: a case study from the Talkeetna arc, south central Alaska.
Jia Chang US$3,000 China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) (China) Ph.D. The evolution of an upper crustal magma chamber and its control on the formation of porphyry Cu(-Mo), porphyry Mo and lode Au deposits
Eliza Smith US$3,000 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
Tadsuda Taksavasu US$3,000 Colorado School of Mines (United States) Ph.D. Silica vein textures in low-sulfidation epithermal precious metal deposits: Their origins and implications for exploration.
Veronica Trevisan US$3,000 University of Campinas (Brazil) Ph.D. Magma fertility, metallogeny and geotectonic evolution of the eastern sector of the Alta Floresta Au Province, Amazon Craton.

Hugo T. Dummett Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Alok Chaudhari US$2,700 Monash University (Australia) Ph.D. Nanoporosity in sulphide minerals, controls on their formation and evolution, and effect on mineral reactivity.
Jaayke Fiege (Knipping) US$2,200 Leibniz Universitat Hannover (Germany) Ph.D. Formation of Kiruna-type iron oxide-apatite deposits – a new genetic model
Cinthia Johansson Reinhardt US$4,300 University of Chile (Chile) Ph.D. Cu isotopes as exploration tool in IOCG and Stratabound Cu-Ag deposits
Lillian Kendall-Langley US$3,800 University of Western Australia (Australia) Ph.D. Apatite as a record of volatile behaviour in evolving melts and magmatic-hydrothermal mineralising systems
Roman Palamarchuk US$2,000 St. Petersburg Mining University (Russia) 5th year Honor The distribution of platinum group elements in the chromitite veins of the Iovsky dunite massif, Northern Urals

Alberto Terrones L. Fund Details

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

Timothy Nutt Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Joseph Van Scheltema US$800 University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) M.Sc. Mineralisation in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex: Harriet's Wish Farm

Canada Foundation (SEGCF) Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Drew Barkoff US$3,600 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States) Ph.D. Behavior of critical metals in a highly evolved rhyolite magmatic and hydrothermal system
Christopher Beckett-Brown US$4,200 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. Tourmaline crystal chemistry as an indicator of porphyry-related mineralization
Michelle Campbell US$4,600 Oregon State University (United States) Ph.D. Ar-Ar geochronology of tourmaline in porphyry Cu deposits
Lucille Daver US$3,500 University of Quebec at Montreal (Canada) Ph.D. Mineralogical and noble gas isotopic analysis of fluid and solid inclusions in diamonds: case study of Renard diamond mine, Canada
Renelle Dubosq US$3,000 University of Ottawa (Canada) Ph.D. The atomic structure of microstructural base- and precious metal traps in pyrite: New approaches to 2D and 3D microstructural and geochemical imaging.
Dillon Johnstone US$4,500 University of Regina (Canada) Ph.D. The lithological and structural evolution of the Patterson Lake corridor, SW Athabasca Basin, Canada: Host to a world-class uranium or system
Bryan Maciag US$3,100 Dalhousie University (Canada) Ph.D. Experimental Study of the Effect of Contamination on Sperrylite Solubility
Matthew Manor US$5,000 Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) Ph.D. Petrology and Nd-Hf isotope geochemistry of VMS-related felsic rocks and crustal growth of the northern Canadian Cordillera, Yukon
Dylan McKevitt US$3,500 Laurentian University (Canada) M.Sc. Geology and Geochemistry of Mafic-Ultramafic Sills in the Northern Permits, Raglan Ni-Cu-(PGE) District, Cape Smith Belt, Nunavik, Québec
Xuyang Meng US$4,500 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. Timing of the mineralization and overprinting of the metamorphosd Tongkuangyu Cu deposit, North Zhongtiaoshan region, Trans-North China Block
Andrew Steiner US$4,500 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc. Mapping auriferous fluid pathways in the Nadaleen trend Carlin-type Au deposits, Yukon
Neal Sullivan US$2,000 University of Toronto (Canada) Ph.D. The transport of PGE and Au in hydrothermal fluids: A new experimental approach designed in search for a unified PGE ore deposit model
Callum Walter US$4,400 Queen's University (Canada) Ph.D. 3D UAV Magnetometry for Improved Target Characterization in Mineral Exploration
Sandra Wind US$3,500 University of Ottawa (Canada) Ph.D. Geodynamic Evolution of the Aegean Arc Rift and its Implication for Associated Precious and Base Metal Mineralization

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