Saturday, April 14, 2012

An award! :-)

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As hinted in my last post there was some big news in the pipeline. I wanted to wait until I had the official documents and confirmation. A few months ago I applied for the 2012 Graduate Student Fellowship of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).

Now I received the official confirmation that I have been awarded a Graduate Student Fellowship intended to support my graduate studies part of my recently started Ph.D. project! The award comes in the forms of a financial allowance for my research. Considering the still unsecure financing of my Ph.D this will allow me to produce some hands-on data for at least one publication. I am already having some ideas in terms of stable isotopes and SEM imaging. :)

2 comments :

Mike said...

Congratulations on your award, and good choice in joining SEG. I joined a few years ago, and found it to be a very rich source of contacts. Be sure to go on some field trips with them. I've been on 2 already, "Grants Uranium District", and "Iron Oxide Copper Gold in Arizona". They recently completed a trip to the Iberian Pyrite Belt, I was not able to make that one.

Mathias said...

Thanks a lot Mike! I know I am awfully slow in replying but I hope that you and everybody else understands that doing a Ph.D. and working same time as a teaching assistant is no vacation time. :)

I'd love to do one of those field trips, as well!