IAMG provides financial support to students in graduate school or post- doctoral positions for research in the fields of mathematical geology, geomathematics, and geoinformatics. Individual Research Grant amounts may vary and are set by the Student Affairs Committee for each individual case, considering merit of the application and financial need. Guidelines for applications can be found on the website iamg.org under Student Affairs.

From 2005 to 2012 IAMG awarded more than $54,000 for Student Research Grants.



2020 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Angel, Prior ( McGill Univ.): "Particle Filtering for Continuous Updating of High-Order Stochastic Simulations"
Shen, You-Chen (Utrecht Univ.): "Universal error-correction of geoscientific simulation models through machine learning"
Gozzi, Caterina (Univ. of Florence): "Geostatistical modeling of geochemical landscapes as a tool to achieve a better understanding of river system resilience"
Fokeng, Meli Reeves (Univ. of Bamenda, Cameroon): "Geospatial Modeling of Land Degradation and Dynamics in the South of Bui Plateau, North West Region of Cameroon"

2020 Mathematical Geosciences Student Awards
Riquelme, Alvaro (Queen's Univ.): "Random Fields on Manifolds and Applications to Geostatistical Modelling"
A. Godoy, Vanessa (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia): "Machine learning applied to the characterization of hydraulic conductivities on non-Gaussian fields"
Geng, Ting (Sun Yat-sen Univ.): "Machine learning algorithm for quantifying soil Cd influencing factors"

2020 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Chunjie, Zhang (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Recognizing geochemical anomalies using deep convolutional neural network supported by the pixel pair feature method"
Shang, Zhi (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Extraction of deep ore-forming information and establishment of digital ore-prospecting model"


2019 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Mather, Ben (Univ. of Sydney): " High performance computing framework to solve the adjoint to the inverse problem of heat conduction at unprecedented resolution "
Ghelichkhan, Siavash ( Australian National Univ.): " Revealing the Structure and Evolution of Earth’s Engine in Space and Time"
Chassin, Thibaud ( EPFL): " Shaping 3D virtual environements in accordance with the user’s background and preferences"
Kadeethum, Teeratorn ( Technical Univ. of Denmark): " Enriched Galerkin Approximation for Coupled Hydraulic, Mechanical, and Chemical Processes in Heterogeneous Porous Media"

2019 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Peng, Yong (China Univ. of Geosciences): " Recognition of multivariate geochemical anomalies using a convolutional neural network"
Zhou, Shubin (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Rapid assessment of ecological risks in mining/tailing sties via portable XRF"


2018 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Sánchez, L. Katherine (Univ. of Chile): "Geostatistical modelling of geotechnical and hydrogeological variables"
Avalos Sotomayor, Sebastian Alejandro (Queens Univ.): "Multiple-Point Simulation: A Recursive Convolutional Neural Networks approach"
Pearce, Emma (Colorado School Of Mines): "Glaciological Applications of Seismic Full Waveform Inversion: Insight from a Novel Approach to Evaluating the Seismic Properties of Ice"

2018 Mathematical Geosciences Student Awards
Joseph, Mayala Nsingi (Univ. of the Western Cape): "Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy and Depositional Environment of the Drilled Mesozoic Succession of the Durban Basin"
Li, Tong (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Investigating fluid-rock interaction at the hand-specimen scale via Itrax"
Wang, Kunyi (Sun Yat-sen Univ.): "Machine learning for calculating Ce/Ce* of granite"

2018 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Wang, Yu (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Mapping zircon Hf isotopic of Yanshanian felsic magmatic rocks of SE South China Block: implications for relationship of regional crustal architecture and metallogenesis"
Chudasama, Bijal (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai): "Mathematical modelling of hydro-geochemical and mineralization processes for calcrete-hosted uranium mineralization from near-surface oxidizing groundwaters in the desert of Rajasthan, western India"


2017 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Dagasan, Yasin (Curtin Univ.): "Development of a new grade control technique for laterite-type bauxite deposits"
Wang, Chengbin (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Text Information Extraction and Knowledge Graph Construction from Geoscience Literature"
Wang, Jian (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Mapping local singularities of uncertain geochemical patterns"
Suriamin, Fru (Univ. of Oklahoma): "Clustering of Pore Parameters via Self-Organizing Map to Improve Permeability Prediction"

2017 Mathematical Geosciences Student Awards
Ding, Xuesong (Univ. Sydney): "Sequence stratigraphy 2.0: Dynamic topography, tectonics, sea level change and sediment transfer"
de Carvalho, Joao Pedro (McGill Univ.): "High-order Stochastic Block-support Simulation"
Qu, Jianan (Univ. Alberta): "Optimal Trend Modeling for Geostatistical Simulation"

2017 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Xiong, Yihui (China Univ. of Geosciences): "Integration of multi-elemental information and extraction of mineralization-related geochemical anomalies via local RX anomaly detector"
Gao, Yuan (China Univ. of Geosciences): "the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 41522206 and 41372007)"


2016 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Yu, Zhao (Univ. of Tulsa): "3D Non-Gaussian Facies and Reservoir Properties Estimation Based on Bayesian Geostatistical Framework"
Long, Yaqian (Univ. Alberta): "Machine Learning algorithms applied to geological mapping using hyperspectral data"
Trantow, Thomas (Univ. Colorado):  "Constraining ice-dynamic models during acceleration events by spatiotemporal mapping of deformational provinces on a glacier surface"

2016 Mathematical Geosciences Student Awards
Liu, Qiyuan (SYSU): "Spatial clustering analysis and risk assessment of long-term combined arsenic, lead, cadmium and zinc contamination and cancer mortality for residents based on GIS near Dabaoshan mine, south China" 
Li, Xintong (KSU): "Variogram Matrix Functions on All Sphere"
Petrakis, Manolis (TUC - Techn. Univ. Crete): "Non-stationary covariance functions based on local interactions"  

2016 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Hey, Jonathan (Western Univ., Ontario): "Metallogenesis of DSO south of the Central Borden Fault, North Baffin"
Gozzi, Caterina (Uniiv. Firenze): "Geochemical modeling of groundwater systems by Compositional data Analysis (CoDA) approach"  


2015 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Jessica McBeck: The episodic growth of accretionary systems: Validating a boundary element method modeling tool with the spatiotemporal distribution of strain and force measured in scaled analog experiments of deforming accretionary wedges

Daniel Markus Hammes3d grain boundary reconstruction using the Fabric Analyser
Haicheng Wang: Building the geochemical exploration model of covered areas based on BME

2015 Mathematical Geosciences Student Awards
Hong Wang: A multi-point geostatistics approch for simulating complex satellite images in remote sensing
Xingyuan Li: Ore-forming fluid migration numerical simulation by computer
Stelios Liodakis: Advances in Geostatistics for Environmental Characterization and Natural Resources Management

2015 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Emmanouil Varouchakis: A Bayesian space-time geostatistical model for groundwater level variability estimation

Matthew Quigley: Developing Risk Resilient Mine Production Schedules of Rare Earth Element Deposits


2014 Computers and Geosciences Research Scholarships
Andrew Bell: Vertical accuracy assessment of multiscale Digital Terrain Models for Aerial and Terrestrial LIDAR scanning of slopes: Examples from Northern Ireland and Slovakia

Jeanne Pellerin: A new mixed-element meshing method adapted to 3D geological structural methods

2014 Mathematical and Geosciences Student Awards
Nasser Madani Esfahani: Geostatistical simulation of non-stationary categorical variables and its application to ore body modelling

Catarina Guerreiro: Compositional Data Analysis as a tool to obtain consistent (paleo)ecological interpretations from coastal-neritic settings, based on recent coccoliths from the central Portuguese margin
Andrés González Quirós: Study of the gravity anomaly produced by a pumping test in an unconfined aquifer: coupled modeling and survey optimization.

2014 Natural Resource Research Student Awards
Sujay Bandyopadhyay: Use of Cartosat-1 Data in DEM generation and SWAT model for surface water resource management in Ajay River Basin, India

Ngoc Luan Mai: Material based pit optimisation using multivariate conditional simulation


2013 Student Research Grant Awards

2012 Student Research Grant Awards

2011 Student Research Grant Awards

2010 Student Research Grants Award:
Samantha Hayes, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale $1,000
Assessment of
potential triggering mechanisms of paleo-landslides on Santa Cruz
Island, California

2009 Student Research Grants Awards 

2008 Student Research Grants Awards 

2007 Student Research Grants Awards

2006 Student Research Grants Awards

2005 Student Research Grants Awards

2004 Student Research Grants Awards

2003 Student Research Grants Awards


updated 2018-03-28


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