Volume 22 No. 17– December 12, 2017
Programs and Events
Resources for Future Generations - Precambrian Division Student Travel Grants 2018
The Precambrian Division of GAC® is offering student travel grants to help students to attend the GAC®MAC Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Resources for Future Generations Conference in Vancouver, June 16 – 21, 2018.
Students should send their applications directly to the Precambrian Division Chair at attaching a single pdf with:
- A short cover letter including a statement indicating why you wish to attend the meeting and how you expect to benefit from it, with a description of the particular field trip you wish to attend;
- A copy of your abstract as submitted to RFG (the submission deadline for RFG is January 15th);
- A budget of the costs associated with attendance, including travel, and other sources of funding available.
Priority will be give to students presenting in a session sponsored by the Precambrian Division, and are planning attend a field trip at the conference. Students can apply for up to $600 in funding.
The submission deadline for travel grant applications will be on February 15th 2018 and applicants will be informed of the results by March 1st 2018 to provide ample time for travel planning and conference registration. Successful applicants will have to provide receipts after travel and will be asked to write a short report on their conference trip that will be posted on the Division’s website and in GEOLOG, GAC’s e-magazine.
For inspiration check out http://www.gac.ca/wp/?page_id=14011 and http://www.gac.ca/wp/?page_id=14000 for some material from our previous award winners talking about their conference and field trip experiences!
PhD Student Positions, Colorado School of Mines
1. PhD position in Mining Engineering: "Sociotechnical innovations in remediation of mine wastes," funded by the National Science Foundation. Seeking candidate with MS in Mining Engineering and demonstrated expertise in mineral processing or small scale mining. The project requires field work in remote areas of Latin America, collaboration with social scientists, and mentorship of undergraduate students. The successful candidate should be proficient in Spanish, with GRE scores above 90th percentile and TOEFL score above 105 (if applicable).
2. PhD position in Geology or Geochemistry: "Sociotechnical innovations in remediation of mine wastes," funded by the National Science Foundation. Seeking candidate with MS in Geology or Geochemistry and demonstrated expertise in economic geology, geometallurgy, or environmental geochemistry of mine wastes. The project requires field work in remote areas of Latin America, collaboration with social scientists, and mentorship of undergraduate students. The successful candidate should be proficient in Spanish, with GRE scores above 90th percentile and TOEFL score above 105 (if applicable).
3. PhD position in Mining Engineering or Geological Engineering: "Innovations in mapping and monitoring for prediction of roof failures in underground mines," funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Seeking candidate with MS degree in geological engineering, mining engineering, or civil engineering, and demonstrated expertise in geologic mapping and rock mechanics. GRE scores above 90th percentile and TOEFL score above 105 (if applicable).
Fully Funded PhD Studentships, University of Southampton Palaeocology Laboratory (PLUS) and Earth Surface Dynamics Research Groups
Tropical Pacific Climate change (Quantifying the frequency and impacts of ENSO driven droughts in tropical Pacific Island Nations) with Professor David Sear, Prof. Justin Sheffield and Prof. Ian Croudace (NOC).
(Informal queries to firstname.lastname@example.org)
When was the South Pacific colonised? A lake sediment approach to understanding climate:human drivers of ecosystem change on remote Pacific Islands. With Dr Sandra Nogué, Prof Mary Edwards, Prof Will Gosling (Amsterdam), Prof David Sear & Prof Janet Wilmshurst (Auckland).
(Informal queries to S.Nogue-Bosch@soton.ac.uk)
Eligibility & Funding Details:
These are RCUK SPITFIRE studentships open to UK and EU applicants who meet the SPITFIRE eligibility. These projects are also open to ANY high quality applicants who meet funding criteria by applying to Geography & the Environment.