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Near Surface Geophysical Research Award – Endowment

The intention of the Near Surface Geophysical Research Award endowment is to provide sustainability for an annual 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.

Distinguished and Honorary Lecturers

Student Programs


What’s the difference between an endowment and a non-endowed gift?

Funds are to be invested and the earnings are to be spent according to the board designated annual spending rate.

Funds are to be used for operating and programmatic expenditures and are received with the intent of being spent within twelve to twenty-four months of receipt.

Development Reinvestiment Fee

In accordance with SEG Foundation policy, a Development Reinvestment Fee of 5% is assessed on donations of $500 or more to a restricted fund. This fee is used to support Foundation expenses associated with donor stewardship and fundraising. The entire donated amount, including the Development Reinvestment Fee, is considered a charitable donation to the SEG Foundation. Thank you!