THE CLAY MINERALS SOCIETY STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
Clay Minerals Society annually awards several grants of up
to $3000 through its student research grant program.
The research program is designed to provide partial financial support
of masters and doctoral research for graduate students of clay
science and technology.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis. The qualifications
of the applicant, the objectives, design, and financial need
of the project will be evaluated. Applicants
selected will be nominated by a five-member CMS committee and
approved by the CMS Council. The grant awarded for the best
proposal each year will be the Robert C. Reynolds, Jr. Research
Each applicant must complete an Application for Research Grant
form available in hardcopy from the CMS Office or as a MSWord or PDF
File. The applicant must obtain confidential evaluations
from two faculty members (forms included).
Application deadline is 15 March 2014.
Individual grants will not exceed $3000. Recipients of a CMS
Student Research Grant automatically receive a one-year student
membership in the CMS which will begin January of the year following
receipt of the grant.
Grant money may be used for the costs of travel
by the grantee to conduct research, room and board associated
with research-related field work, or for the costs of equipment,
supplies, and analyses required to complete the research.
Grant money may not be used for expenses incurred for travel
to professional meetings to present the results of this research.
However, we strongly encourage grant recipients to present their
research results at a future CMS meeting, and to apply for a
Travel Grant at that time
if funding for travel expenses is needed.
apply for grants in subsequent years; however, no individual may
receive more than one renewal of a previously funded project, or
more than two grants for separate projects in separate years.
Also of Interest to Students
The Clay Minerals Society offers a reduced Student
Membership rate of $25.00 per year, entitling students to:
- a reduced subscription rate of $40.00
to Clays and Clay Minerals¨, one of the leading journals in the field of clay science
- Online Access
to Clays and Clay Minerals¨
free to student members.
- For North
American members, free membership in
AIPEA, the international clay organization.
for best student papers and posters presented at the annual
- The Source Clays
Project, which provides homogenous clay samples for
discounts on Publications of The Clay Minerals Society and the
Mineralogical Society of America.
Discounts on selected books of interest to clay scientists
from other publishers.
- The most
up-to-date information on the society’s latest publications and
registration materials for the annual CMS Conference,
including workshops and field trips.
subscription for members to the international magazine of
mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology, Elements.
conferences and publications, The Clay Minerals Society offers
students the best means of following the many-sided growth of
the clay sciences and of meeting fellow scientists and technologists
with widely different backgrounds and interests.