OGS Named Grant


AAPG Foundation

The AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid program was created to encourage and support research in the geosciences. Grants are made to graduate students currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs whose thesis research is applicable to exploration and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources, and/or issues related to environmental geology. This year the Foundation awards committee provided funding exceeding $200,000 to over 90 projects, selected from over 370 applications.

Ohio Geological Society Named Grant

The Society supports the AAPG Foundation through the Ohio Geological Society Named Grant which was established in 2005 with an initial contribution of $12,500. This investment provided for an annual grant of $500 per year, with each additional $12,500 in principal adding $500 to the award. Through generous contributions by the Society and its members, our fund has grown to over $25,000, providing a yearly award of $1,000 to a worthy graduate student. In addition, the AAPG Foundation Committee has the discretion to increase the OGS Named Grant award based on the availability of funds and the quality of the project meeting our established criteria.

The distribution of the award is determined by the Committee based on the quality of the applicant and the project. The grant is awarded by a tiered system whereby first students at Ohio schools researching Ohio geology are considered, then a student elsewhere studying Ohio geology, and lastly an Ohio student working on a geology project outside of Ohio could be awarded the grant. We encourage all graduate students meeting the criteria to apply for the OGS Named Grant here.

OGS Named Grant Recipients

2006 – Ryan Moyer, Ohio State University, Carbon isotopes (δ13C & Δ14C) and trace elements (Ba, Mn, Y) in small mountainous rivers and coastal coral skeletons in Puerto Rico

2007 –  Brian Nelson, University of Cincinnati

2008 – Zhenzhu Wan, University of Cincinnati, Carbon isotopic composition and water-use efficiency of Devonian and early Carboniferous land plants

2009 – Peter Enderlin, Ohio State University, The surface/subsurface relationship between drainage and buried faults as observed in the Andean foreland of Central-Western Argentina

2010 – Joseph Perkins, Ohio University, Rim deformation as  evidence for an oblique impact at Flynn Creek Crater, Tennessee

2011 – Heather Weismiller, Ohio University, Sedimentation on basalt flows: Jurassic Kalkrand Formation, Nambia

2012 – Mihir Shah, Bowling Green State University, Reservoir compartmentalizaton of Rose Run Sandstone (Upper Cambrian) Southeastern Ohio

2013 – Audrey Blakeman, Ohio University, Carbonate lake deposits in the fluvial Bridger Formation of the Great Green River Basin, Wyoming

2014 – Julie Bloxson, Case Western Reserve University, Linking Hydrocarbon potential to Middle and Upper Ordovician paleo-oceanographic conditions with high resolution compositional data, Ohio, USA

2015 – Jeanette Arkle , University of Cincinnati

2016 – Anastasia Fries, University of Cincinnati