Awards for Geochronology Student Research

The next AGeS (Awards for Geochronology Student Research) Program deadline is Feb 1, 2021. AGeS plans to make 18-20 awards averaging ~$8500 each. AGeS seeks to fund broadly in terms of research, geochronologic technique, and participants. Proposals will be evaluated not only based on overall significance, design, and logistical plan, but also on the degree to which the project will expand access to geochronology and build new networks.

AGeS2 offers support for graduate students in the U.S. to develop the scientific rationale for projects involving geochronology, and then provides them with hands-on experience acquiring data in labs, all while being mentored by geochronologists. AGeS awardees visit a U.S. geochronology lab for a week or more, participate in sample preparation and analysis, and learn fundamental aspects of the methods, techniques, and theory used in modern analytical facilities. Awards can be used to fund analytical costs, sample preparation, travel to the host geochronology lab, lodging, and other expenses.

Applicants must be graduate students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or its territories. Any lab in the U.S. or its territories can participate. The study areas of AGeS projects can be located anywhere worldwide.

There are 57 AGeS labs and 96 geochronologists available for potential collaborations, with detailed information about each lab listed on the AGeS website. We recommend that applicants contact a preferred lab about potential projects as early as possible because each lab may support a maximum of 4 projects each application cycle.

For additional program details please see the AGeS2 website at:


AGeS Steering Committee

Becky Flowers (CU)
Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU)

Vicki McConnell (GSA)

Jim Metcalf (CU)

Tammy Rittenour (USU)

Blair Schoene (Princeton)

Kathy Surpless (Trinity)

“Keep Hope Alive”

Diana Dalbotten Diversity Director National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics St. Anthony Falls Laboratory University of Minnesota 612-624-4608

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