TSOP SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS


Research Committee objectives include:
1.
Developing research in organic petrology through national and international collaboration
2.
Promoting research in organic petrology
3.
Developing acceptable classifications of sedimentary organic matter
4.
Establishing and recommending sample preparation and analysis procedures
5.
Promoting new technologies for applications in organic petrology

Benefits from TSOP sponsorship:
1.
An international network of colleagues to consult and assist with the project
2.
Prestige of having the project officially sponsored by an international scientific society
3.
Potential to receive grants from TSOP of up to $US1,000 per year to pursue the research



CURRENT TSOP SPONSORED PROJECTS:

Atlas of Dispersed Organic Matter
Leaders: Carolyn Thompson-Rizer, Lavern Stasiuk and others

Objectives:
A)



Create a standardized nomenclature for dispersed organic matter in sedimentary rocks. The list is understood to have already been approved by both TSOP and ICCP

B)



Document that nomenclature by photomicrographs, based on various sample preparations and microscope lighting conditions, of samples of known maturity and hydrocarbon generating potential

C)


Distribute that documentation via CD or web download, similar to the CD for "A Petrographic Atlas of Canadian Macerals and Dispersed Organic Matter" (2000-2001), eds. J. Potter, L. Stasiuk, and A. Cameron.
 


STARTING NEW PROJECT:

1.



New research subcommittees can be initiated at any time. A research proposal application should be submitted to Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, Research Committee Chairman who will then forward it to TSOP Council for consideration and approval.

2.


Monetary grants of up to $US1,000 per year for up to 2 years (maximum of $US2,000 in total) are available to pursue subcommittee activities.

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Subcommittee is required to submit a research update report two times a year, before TSOP Council meetings in March and in September. The reports should be sent to the Research Committee Chair.

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Project funds of $US1,000 are disburse to the subcommittee after the successful proposal approval. Project funds for the second year (in case of 2-year project) are transferred to the subcommittee only if the Research Committee Chair and TSOP Council are satisfied with the project progress report after the first year.

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Please note that if the Research Committee Chair and TSOP Council are not satisfied with the research progress the subcommittee might be asked to return the money to TSOP.



After downloading the application form becomes fully fillable.



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