Near Surface Research Award

The SEG Near Surface Geophysical Research Endowment helps potential key contributors in the field of near-surface geophysics.


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The NS Research Award is open from 1 January–31 March annually. 

About Near-surface Geophysics

Near-surface geophysics involves the application of geophysical methods to the study of subsurface targets primarily associated with hydrogeological and environmental studies, earthquake hazard assessment, geotechnical evaluation, archeological investigations, and agricultural studies. Depths of investigation may range from less than a meter to approximately a kilometer.

Please visit our Near Surface resources page to learn more.

Near Surface Research Award

The Near Surface Geophysics Section of SEG is the founding supporter of the SEG Near Surface Geophysical Research Award endowment. The intention of this annual award is to provide a research grant(s) in support of an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing, enrolled in a relevant academic program at an accredited institution, and engaged in near-surface geophysics research. The award is intended to offset expenses directly related to the awardee's near-surface geophysics research; including field data acquisition, laboratory studies, specialized computer software, or other general activities related to the completion of the research program.

Applications available between 1 January - 30 April.

Near Surface Research Award Recipients

2020 Daniel Locci Lopez
2019 Patrick Duff
2018 Alexander Yablokov
2017 Sina Saneiyan
2016 Brady Flinchum

NS Views Student Article Prize Recipients

2017 Boise State University
2016 Eötvös Loránd University
2015 University of Kansas

How You Can Help

Join the team! We welcome your help in providing much needed research funding to our Near-surface students around the globe. Please consider making a contribution now to the SEG Near Surface Geophysical Research Award endowment fund through the SEG Foundation. 

Online giving is made easy by clicking SEG Program Support on the Foundation's donation page, and then choosing the "SEG Near Surface Geophysical Research Award" from the donation fund drop-down list. If making a gift by check, please make it payable to SEG Foundation, include NS Research Award on the memo, and mail it to 8801 S. Yale Ave, Suite 500, Tulsa, OK 74137. Thank you for your support!

8801 S. Yale Ave. Suite 500
Tulsa, OK 74137
Phone: 918-497-5500
Email: [email protected]

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