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1st International Sedimentology Geoscience Congress

April 11-14, 2021

Flagstaff, AZ, USA 

NSF has approved that any students that had been awarded a grant by SEPM to attend the ISGC in 2020, can still use that award to attend the ISGC in 2021, regardless of their 'student' status.

Meaning that if an awardee is no longer a student, they can still use the funds assigned to them to attend the ISGC in 2021.

SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology is pleased to offer funding for sedimentary geoscience or related area students to travel to Flagstaff, Arizona, USA to attend the 1st International Sedimentology Geoscience Congress. This funding is part of an NSF Award.  

**NOTE - you can apply for this travel grant even if you have received other grants to attend this meeting from SEPM or other organizations.**

A committee comprised of representatives from the congress collaborating societies will read and evaluate student applications. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of written justification to attend and will be granted to those who have compelling reasons to attend. The committee will endeavor to include geoscience underrepresented groups as part of the awardee contingent.  Per NSF in the geosciences, traditionally underrepresented groups are women, minorities (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans/Native-Alaskans) and persons with disabilities.


Graduate or undergraduate students must be actively conducting study or research in disciplines relatable to sedimentary geology.   Those students that are SEPM members and are already scheduled to present research at ISGC 2020 will also be eligible for funding from SEPM’s Student Participation Grants Program ( Being a student member of any organization is not a requirement for application.

For the NSF sponsored awards, per NSF policy awardees must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.  

To apply, students will need to submit the following: 

  1. A short abstract (maximum of one page) that details your current research or study program.  If planning to present at ISGC2020, then an abstract of the work accepted for the meeting (including all co-authors and affiliations) should be submitted.
  2. A statement (no more than one page) that includes your current position (e.g., PhD student), institutional affiliation, date of BS, MS or PhD (received or anticipated), society affiliation(s), a list of other sources of funding that are available, and a short explanation of why you should be chosen to receive a travel award. 
  3. Listing of Sessions, Workshops, Course or Field Trips at ISGC2020 that the student would plan to attend.
  4. Statement of U.S. Citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
  5. Indication, if applicable, of belonging to a geoscience underrepresented group.

Post-Meeting Reporting:

Awardees will receive a maximum of $2000 to be used towards their travel expenses, including congress registration and fees for courses, workshops or field trips. After the meeting, awardees will submit individual reports describing their experiences and any benefits that they gained from attending the meeting.  This will be posted on the SEPM website. In addition, awardees will contribute to a group article about the meeting and its value to students.  This article will be published in The Sedimentary Record. 


Applications will need to be submitted in PDF format, to SEPM ( by February 15th, 2020. Students will be notified of the status of their awards by February 29th, 2020.