Previous Student Research Grant Recipients

The Society of Economic Geologists Foundation (SEGF) and the SEG Canada Foundation (SEGCF) are pleased to announce the SRG awards for 2019. This year the SEGF received 120 applications, of which 51 were selected to receive funding for a total of of US$173,600 (US$121,000 SEGF and US$54,200 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 25 nationalities and attend 40 different universities in 14 countries and distributed as follows: Canada (15), United States (12), Australia (4), United Kingdom (4), South Africa (4), Brazil (2), Poland (2), Portugal (2), Bulgaria (1), China (1), Colombia (1), Italy (1), Philippines (1), and Senegal (1).

Hugo T. Dummett Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Alexandra Bridges US$2,500 University of Georgia (United States) M.Sc. Geochronology and Trace Element Geochemistry of the Long Canyon Gold Deposit, Northeastern Nevada
Callum Walter US$3,400 Queen's University (Canada) Ph.D. High-Resolution UAV Magnetometry for Improved Target Characterization in Mineral Exploration

Alberto Terrones L. Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Mustafa US$4,700 University of Michigan (United States) Ph.D. Geochemistry of magnetite from the Mina Justa IOCG deposit, Peru

Timothy Nutt Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Godfrey Chagondah US$4,600 University of Johannesburg (South Africa) Ph.D. Petrogenesis and Metallogenesis of Rare-Metal Granitic Pegmatites Along the Southern Margin of the Zimbabwe Craton

Hugh E. McKinstry Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Kyle Eastman US$5,000 University of Tasmania, CODES (Australia) Ph.D. Geological and Geometallurgical Characterization of Porphyry Deposit Alteration Overprints
Rita Chirico US$4,200 Universita Federico II Napoli (Italy) M.Sc. Nonsulfide Zinc Ores in the Florida Canyon deposit (Bongar√°, Peru)
Hao-Cheng Yu US$2,500 China University of Geosciences Beijing (China) Ph.D. Sm-Nd Isotope of Dolomite, Mineralization Timing, Metal Sources in the Giant Zaozigou Au-Sb Deposit, West Qinling
Stephan Dunn US$3,600 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) M.Sc. Characterizing Hydrothermal Gold Mineralization in the Greater Amani Region, Southwestern Tanzania
Javiera Villalobos Orchard US$4,800 University of Manchester (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Molybdenum Isotope Variations and PGE Mineralisation in the Rum Layered Intrusion, Scotland
Miguel Maia US$4,300 University of Evora (Portugal) Ph.D. Fluid Inclusions and Magnetite Trace Elements as indicators for the Metalogenic Evolution in IOCGs, Ossa-Morena Zone, Portugal
Andre Santos US$3,700 University of Lisbon (Portugal) Ph.D. Relating Petrogenesis Duration of Magmatism with Ore-Forming Systems in the Neves-Corvo VMS Deposit (Iberian Pyrite Belt)
Owen Missen US$3,100 Monash University (Australia) Ph.D. The Mineralogy, Crystallography and (Bio)geochemistry of Tellurium, Gold and Silver
Claire Getz US$3,600 University of Arizona (United States) M.Sc. Sodic-Calcic Alteration and Evidence for Interaction Between Magma and Evaporites in the La Sal Mountains of Eastern Utah
Yamila Cajal Contreras US$4,800 Australian National University (Australia) Ph.D. PGE geochemistry and copper fertility in Miocene Cu-porphyries deposits, Central Chile
Yi Sun US$3,500 Univeristy of Tasmania, CODES (Australia) Ph.D. Mineralogical, Textural, Geochemical Characterisation and Geometallurgical Models of Lepanto Qz-Py-Au Vein and Breccia System, Philippines
Krzysztof Foltyn US$3,500 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Poland) Ph.D. Rhenium Enrichment in the Sediment Hosted Copper Deposits - Insight from the Kupferschiefer Deposit
Erin Benson US$3,200 Duke University (COUNTRY) Ph.D. Lithium Isotopes in the Stillwater Complex, Montana, as an Indicator of Fluid Circulation
Joshua Chisambi US$2,300 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) Ph.D. Gold Mineralisation in the Kirk Range Manondo-Choma Area, Southern Malawi
Isabella van Breda US$800 Stellenbosch University (South Africa) M.Sc. The Geochemistry, Geochronology and Provenance of Detrital heavy minerals at Groen River compared to the Namakwa Sands deposit, South Africa
Daniel Bevan US$2,800 University of Bristol (United Kingdom) Ph.D. In Situ Rb-Sr Analysis to Constrain the Timing of Supergene Enrichment of Porphyry Copper Deposits in Northern Chile
Emily Fenner US$2,600 Kansas State University (United States) M.Sc. Paragenesis and Geochemistry of the Milestone Sinter, Silver City, ID
Curtis Johnson US$5,000 University of Nevada, Reno (United States) Ph.D. Eocene Magmatism and Gold Mineralization in the Great Basin
Tracey Cotterell US$2,000 Colorado State University (United States) M.Sc. The Significance of Breccias in Sapphire Mineralization in the Yogo Dike, Montana
Thomas Quintero US$900 University of Texas at Austin (United States) B.Sc. Honors Solution-Collapse Breccia Development in the Lower Ordovician Knox Group
Harpreet Batther US$1,000 California Sate University, Chico (United States) M.Sc. A Hydrocarbon Seep Model of Large Bedded Barite Deposits in the Devonian Slaven Chert of Central-North Nevada
Mario Guzman US$4,000 Colorado School of Mines (United States) Ph.D. The Quartz and Fluid Inclusion Characteristics of Epithermal Veins and Polymetallic Veins in the San Juan Volcanic Field, Colorado
Andre Kunifoshita US$4,500 University of Campinas (Brazil) M.Sc. Geology, Geochemistry and U-Pb Dating of Mafic Rocks from the Central Region of the Tapajos Mineral Province, Amazon Craton
Frederick Transburg US$4,300 University of Alaska, Anchorage (United States) M.Sc. Muscovite Alteration and Mineralization Correlation Within a Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit Palmer Property, Glacier Creek, Southeastern Alaska

Hickok-Radford Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Lot Koopmans US$3,500 University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom) B.Sc. Honors Convection Cells Within Dykes: Signatures from the Younger Giant Dyke Complex, Greenland
Charlotte Stone US$3,500 Laurentian University (Canada) M.Sc. Dynamics of Mid-Neoproterozoic Marine Systems Leading to Rodinia Dispersal, Mackenzie Mountains, NWT

Eric P. Nelson Fund Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Garrett Gissler US$4,000 Colorado School of Mines (United States) Ph.D. Geology of the Arista Intermediate Sulfidation Vein Deposit, Oaxaca Mexico

Canada Foundation (SEGCF) Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Well-Shen Lee US$5,000 Laurentian University (Canada) Ph.D. Geology, Genesis, and Fluid Evolution of the Klaza Epithermal Deposit and the Kelly-Cyprus Porphyry, Yukon
Vanessa Elongo US$2,500 University of Alberta (Canada) Ph.D. Characteristics and Spatial Distribution of Geochemical Anomalies Around the CanTung Mine, NWT
Nikola Denisova US$3,100 Memorial University (Canada) Ph.D. Stratigraphy, Hydrothermal and Tectonomagmatic Environment of the Kudz Ze Kayah VMS Deposists, Yukon
Milen Stavrev US$4,000 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria) Ph.D. Geochemical Zonality of the Magmatic-Hydrothermal System Near Babyak, Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria
Stan Roozen US$4,200 McGill University (Canada) Ph.D. Major and Trace Elemental Composition of Orogenic Gold Fluids Using Tourmaline Mineral Probe
Slawomir Mederski US$4,100 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow (Poland) Ph.D. Hydrothermal Pb-Zn-Sb-Ni Mineralization in the Kizhnica Area, Central Kosovo: Mineralogical and Geochemical Studies
Colin Aldis US$3,000 Queen's University (Canada) Ph.D. Genesis of the Carbonate-Hosted Sulfide Zn-Pb Deposits in the Vazante Basin, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jessamin Belle Demegillo US$4,400 University of the Philippines (Philippines) M.Sc. Metallogenesis of the Bagacay Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposit, Samar, Philippines
Emma Scanlan US$2,300 Queen's University (Canada) Ph.D. Sediment-Hosted Pb-Zn Sulphide Deposits and Alakaline Volcanism, Selwyn Basin, Canada
Sandra Wind US$3,300 University of Ottawa (Canada) Ph.D. Geodynamic Evolution of the Aegean Arc Rift and Associated Mineralization
Sterling Vanderzee US$3,500 University of British Columbia (Canada) Ph.D. Carbon Sequestration in Ultramafic Mine Waste: From Exploration to Tailings Stabilization
Patrick Hamilton US$2,000 Lakehead University (Canada) M.Sc. Mineral Chemistry of Advanced Argillic Alteration in the Pemberton Hills Lithocap, Vancouver Island
Marc Fassbender US$3,000 University of Ottawa (Canada) Ph.D. Host Rocks of Seafloor Mineralization in the Active Lau Basin and Ancient Analogs
Guilherme Primo US$3,250 University of Campinas (Brazil) Ph.D. Magmatic Fertility Applied a Mafic to Intermediates Rocks and Their Metalogenetics Implications in the East Region of the Alta Floresta Gold Province - MT
Andrew Wagner US$3,600 Saint Mary's University (Canada) B.Sc Characterization of Apatite-Hosted Silicate Melt Inclusions in Magmatic Rocks Associated with the Cantung (W-Cu) Skarn Deposit, NWT
Alexander Geen US$3,000 University of Victoria (Canada) M.Sc. Sulfide Stability During Metamorphism and the Source for Placer Gold Deposits on Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Newmont Mining Corporation Student Grant Details

Name Award Amount University Degree Project Area
Cheikh Ibrahima Faye US$4,500 Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal) Ph.D. Gold Mineralization Associated with the Granitic Complex of Boboti (West Africa Craton)
Georgian Manuc US$4,500 University of Leeds (United Kingdom) Ph.D. Structural and Geochemical Differences in Orogenic Gold Mineralization from the Newfoundland Appalachians and Irish Caledonides
Luisa Chavarria US$3,000 Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) M.Sc. Tectonomagmatic Evolution of a Jurassic Magmatic Arc in the Colombian Andes: Implications for Au-Cu Mineralization Formation
Jordan Watts US$3,000 University of Windsor (Canada) M.Sc. Hydrothermal Mapping by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

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