Divisions – Geosciences Faculty Mentor Award

Call for Applications

The Geosciences Division of CUR annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.
Evidence of transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships include: leadership in fostering and sustaining the undergraduate research enterprise, student-mentor collaborations culminating in presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication with student co-authors in peer-reviewed journals, and innovative approaches to involving undergraduates in research experiences incorporating research activities into the classroom and service learning.


All Geoscience faculty involved in mentoring undergraduate research.




Currently closed.

Expectations of Awardee

Short presentation when prize is awarded during the NAGT luncheon at the national GSA conference each fall.

An awardee is selected and notified during summer 2024 and the award will be presented at the Geological Society of America Fall Meeting at the GSA Education Division/NAGT/CUR joint luncheon.

Applications from a range of institutional settings are encouraged. GeoCUR recognizes that exemplar mentorship can take in settings ranging from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, research universities, national laboratories, and industrial partnerships. The Geoscience Division of CUR represents a wide range of disciplines and this award follows the AGI definition of geoscience (geology, hydrology, planetary science, marine science/oceanography, atmospheric and space science, climate science, geochemistry, petrology, paleontology, environmental science and related fields).‚Äč

The application remains on file for three years. Questions and inquiries can be sent to the GeoSciences Division Chair Allison Schwartz.

Geosciences Faculty Mentor Award Recipients