The Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund

The 2017 funding round is now open. Please complete an application form by Friday 31 March.
The application form is at the bottom of the page. Applications can be sent to:

The objectives of the fund are to support Australian students undertaking graduate studies in the Earth Sciences at an approved State or Federal educational institution. We envision providing financial assistance for:
  • Field work, both in Australia and Abroad
  • Laboratory associated costs, including machine time
  • Sponsorship to attend conferences
  • Overseas study tours

Our support for the students will only be modest at first, but with your help this could grow very rapidly.
The Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund is a charity and all donations are tax deductible. The Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund was set up in June 2007. All proceeds go towards assisting students studying Earth Science. Your generous donations are appreciated to assist the students. If you want to know more, please phone (02) 9290 2194, or alternatively email

The successful applicants for 2016 were:

  • Matthew Campbell, University of Queensland
  • Sharon Gray, Australian National University
  • Jodie Rutledge, University of Newcastle
  • Shaun Anderson, University of Technology, Queensland
  • Joel Vergunst, Monash University

Estate Planning and Bequests

If you want to make a bequest to the Endowment Fund and include in your Estate planning we can assist you, please email or phone (02) 9290 2194.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting this initiative. Your contribution now will continue to grow into the future.

Donation Methods

You can make your donation by sending a cheque or money order to the Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund, Suite 8, Level 2, 141 Peats Ferry Road, Horsnby NSW 2077.

Donations can be made to electronically to:
Bank account name: Geological Society of Australia Endowment Fund
Bank account number: 87340 8419
BSB: 082 057

Please email the GSA, so we can issue you with a tax deductible receipt:

Download the GSA Endowment Fund 2017 application