The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Brunton Award and Brunton Field Project Award promote the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of people whose gender identity has been historically underrepresented in the geosciences. Applicants should have a passion for and exceptional experience with field work, including internships, field camp, coursework with a field-based research component, or research.
The AWG Brunton Award has been active for >20 years and provides Brunton compasses to 1–
2 awardees each year. The AWG Brunton Field Project Award started in 2022 and awards a Brunton compass and up to $1000 to support field activities to each of 1–2 awardees each year. Both awards are generously funded by Brunton.
Who may apply:
- Advanced undergraduate (≥3rd year) or graduate students (any year) in the geosciences whose gender identity has been historically underrepresented in the geosciences. Applicants should have performed field work as an essential component of undergraduate or graduate research, internship, field camp, or other type of field project;
- Virtual field studies (e.g. satellite data, drone mapping) completed during the pandemic will be considered;
- Have future plans to continue in the geosciences, with fieldwork as an integral part of their graduate degree or career; and
- Promote the fundamental value and need for field-based studies within the geoscience profession through project results, quality of work, and capabilities of the applicant.
Deadline for applications:
The application deadline for both awards is December 15th of each year. For more information on how to apply for these awards, award evaluation criteria, and selection committee aspects, go to AWG’s Scholarships and Awards page at: https://www.awg.org/page/ScholarshipsandAwards