The Spackman Award
Applications are due by May 17, 2013.
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8 February 2013 -
2013 PDF now available
May 17, 2013 -- All Applications Must Be Postmarked or Faxed
The Spackman Award:
TSOP Research Committee Student Grants
The Spackman Award, formerly known as the TSOP Student Grants Program, supports graduate thesis research in organic petrology. Research must demonstrate the utility and significance of organic petrology (which includes coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines) in solving the thesis problem.
The Spackman Award supports qualified graduate students from around the world who are actively seeking advanced degrees.
A maximum of two monetary awards, up to U.S. $1,000.00 each, will be granted. TSOP will also provide merit awards, in the form of Society publications, to selected top-ranking applicants who do not receive a monetary award.
Monetary awards are to be applied to expenses directly related to the student's thesis work, such as field expenses, laboratory analyses, etc. A portion (not to exceed 25%) of the award funds may be used to attend a TSOP Annual Meeting. Funds should not be used to purchase capital equipment, to pay salaries, tuition, room, or board during the school year. Funds must be spent by the end of the calendar year following granting of the award, and an account of expenditure with copies of receipts should be provided by the end of that year (December 31, 2014 for awards granted in 2013).
Completed applications must be postmarked, faxed or e-mailed (as attachments) by May 17, 2013. Completed application packets should be sent to:Prof Colin Ward
Chair, TSOP Research Committee
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, 2052
Fax: + 61 2 9385 1558
All Applications Must Be Postmarked, Faxed or E-mailed by May 17, 2013*originally patterned after the 1998 AAPG Grants In Aid Program