Applications for 2017 AIG Student Bursaries Close this Friday (4th August)

Third year, Honours and Postgraduate geoscience students are invited to apply for an AIG Student Bursary.

Applications for this year’s program close on Friday 4th August.  Application guidelines are available here.

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists’ Student Bursary Program was initiated to promote and support geoscience research and education in Australia. The Bursary Program began in 2001 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and, since then, the AIG has awarded 173 bursaries to geoscience students in Australian universities. In 2017 the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students.

Applicants must be current and financial Fellows, Members, Graduate Members or Student Members of the AIG at the closing date for applications.

The AIG Bursary awards are generally announced and awarded in early- to mid-October each year. Applicants seeking funding for specific activities should ensure that the timing of these activities is appropriate to this schedule.

The bursaries are funded via the AIG Education Foundation. This is a charitable foundation and, under Australian taxation legislation, awards can only be made to Australian citizens or permanent residents.

AIG Bursary Programme Donors & Sponsors


Chris Bonwick – Independence Group
Geoff Davis – Medusa Mining
Macquarie Arc Conference – GSNSW
AIG NSW Branch


AIG State Branches
Alexander Research


Gnomic Exploration Services
Terra Search


Doug Young

AIG Bursary Awards 2016




Katherine Gioseffi  QUT Testing new in-situ methods for probing microstructural and chemical changes in carbonates under geological loading conditions: insights from X-Ray and Neutron Scattering AIG Postgraduate
Shawn Hood  UTAS Interpreting structural and geochemical patterns at various scales using machine learning AIG – SMEDG Postgraduate
Charmaine McGregor  UWA New ID-TIMS U-Pb geochronology of the Tayatea dyke swarm of Australia – identifying Tasmania’s nearest neighbours in the Neoproterozoic AIG Postgraduate
Ahmad Saleem  UWA Quantifying the role of exploration upside in mineral project evaluations: a missing link in project value determinations? AIG – Alexander Research Postgraduate Bursary
Shaun Anderson  QUT Probing the crust, I-type to A-type transitions: Sources and relationships of granitoids at Cape Upstart, Northeast QLD AIG Honours
Tegan Beveridge  JCU Analysis of Campanian Aged Volcanic Ashes in the Fossil Bearing
Strata of North America to Determine Age and Origin
AIG Honours
Jessica Godfrey  UWA The origin of red pigment in Late Devonian limestones and significance for environmental changes, northern Canning Basin AIG Honours
Hugh Merrett  Adelaide A magnetotelluric study across south-western Victoria constraining a Cambrian subduction system and conductive mantle below Central Victoria AIG Honours
Tristan Wells  UTAS Genesis of the two-thirty breccia-hosted Cu-Au-Mo prospect, Northparkes, NSW AIG – Macquarie Arc Conference-GSNSW Honours
Rebeca D’Arcy  Macquarie  – AIG Third Yr
Matthew Elsley  UNE  – AIG Third Yr
Kireyeong Lee  Adelaide  – AIG Third Yr
Mitchell Simpson  UQ  – AIG Third Yr
Julia Elise Thornton  Federation  – AIG Third Yr
Georgia Wulf-Rhodes  UTAS  – AIG Third Yr
Marko Zegarac  Curtin  – AIG Third Yr

AIG Education Foundation

The AIG Education Foundation has been established to help fund the Institute’s education activities.  The foundation has been granted deductible gift recipient status by the Australian Taxation Office, ensuring contributions to the foundation by Australian residents and companies are tax deductible.  Information on how to contribute to the foundation is available from the AIG Secretariat office.

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