Grants offered by IAS support PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and institutions in low-income countries.

Available to IAS Student Members

Postgraduate Research Grants

Postgraduate Research Grants are designed to help IAS members who are PhD students by offering financial support for fieldwork, data acquisition and analysis, visits to other institutes to use specialized facilities, or participation in field excursions directly related to the PhD research subject.

Post Grad

Travel Grants

IAS sponsors selected sedimentology-related meetings by awarding travel grants to participating IAS student members. Travel grants are not intended to cover all expenses (i.e. travel, housing, registration) entirely, but rather to help alleviate the overall costs students may be facing when participating in such meetings.


Judith McKenzie Field Work Award

Judith McKenzie Field Work Awards are open to Student Members and aim to promote sedimentological field observations for the newest generation of earth scientists. The awarded budget will support fieldwork by master’s students. The funding behind this award was donated by Judith McKenzie, coming from the IUGS Emile Argand Award, presented to her in 2016. Judith McKenzie is Professor Emeritus of Earth System Sciences in the Geological Institute, Department of Earth Science at ETH Zürich, past IAS-president and co-founder of the IAS Summer Schools.

Field Work

Available to IAS Ordinary Members

Postdoctoral Research Grants

Postdoctoral Research Grants are open to IAS ordinary members and are intended as a seed to assist early-career post-doctoral researchers in either establishing a proof of concept, in order to support applications to national research funding bodies, or to fund areas of a project that were not included in the original project scope.

Post Doctoral

Institutional Grants

Institutional Grants aim to build capacity in less-developed countries. This grant is open to full IAS members who are employed at institutions based in low-income and lower-middle-income economies as defined by the World Bank. The purpose of this grant scheme is to allow Earth Science Departments to acquire sedimentological equipment for teaching and research. The award is made to the institution and not to an individual.