American Association of Petroleum Geologists —
Grants-in-Aid Program

Note to PIs: The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the program

The Grants-in-Aid program promotes graduate-level research in the geosciences. A joint program of the AAPG Foundation and the AAPG, grants are made annually to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. programs) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-mineral resources and/or to related environmental geology issues. The program includes special grants named after individuals and institutions that have made substantial contributions to the Foundation, petroleum and energy-mineral sciences, teaching, or research. For a list of these grants, please see


Award recipients must be enrolled in a Masters or Ph.D. program or their equivalent. Fourth-year degrees or B.S. with honors are not eligible for grants. Students are eligible to win twice during the duration of their graduate studies. The AAPG Foundation must adhere to sanctions and regulations as set forth by the U.S. Department of Treasury. If you are a non-U.S. student and are unsure as to whether sanctions have been placed on your country of residence, please review the list of sanctioned countries to determine if you are eligible for a Grants-in-Aid award at this time.

Award amount

Awards range from $500-$3,000.

Award period

One (1) year.

Application deadline

The GIA 2021 program closed earlier this year. The 2022 program will open in the fall. Keep watching the website for details:

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Last updated: August 1, 2019.