List of SEPM Foundation Funds
To apply for grants from the Foundation for any of these funds please contact the Foundation at <firstname.lastname@example.org
*Only monies earned (dividends or interest) can be used for grants from Endowed Funds.
The capital cannot be used. It can, however, lose or gain value in the market. Monies from a Restricted Fund
can only be used for the stated purpose.
General Fund (Established 1984)
Provides for routine expenditures of the Foundation and is unrestricted. Routine expenditures include, postage, fund raising, office supplies, etc.
SEPM Endowment Fund (Est. 1986)
A restricted endowed fund to support general SEPM Activities.
Harleton Fund (Est. 1984)
Established in honor of Bruce Harleton. A restricted endowed fund to support scientific publications by SEPM.
Grover and Sally Murray Educational Endowment (Est. 1986)
This restricted, endowed fund was established by Grover and Sally Murray. It supports SEPM educational activities. These activities range from short course support to student activities.
Ken Hsu Endowment (Est. 1986)
This restricted, endowed fund provides for travel support to students participating in SEPM Activities.
Mobil Student Participation Grant (Est. 1997)
This restricted fund was established with monies from the Mobil Foundation. It provides support for student travel to the SEPM Annual Meeting to present a paper. The awardees are chosen by SEPM Sections and by the Session Chairs of the SEPM Student Awards Poster Session each year for a grant for their travel expenses. Details of how to apply for these grants are located at <Student Grants
Robert J. and Ruth A. Weimer Grant Fund (Est. 1995)
This restricted, endowed fund was established by Robert and Ruth Weimer. It provides support to for graduate student research within the broad area of sedimentary geology. Details of how to apply for these grants are located at <Student Grants
John E. Sanders Grant Fund (Est. 1999)
This restricted, endowed fund was established to honor the memory of John E. Sanders by Gerald and Sue Friedman and Naresh Kumar. It provides funds to support graduate student research in the areas of coastal or environmental geology. Details of how to apply for these grants are located at <Student Grants
Gerald M. Friedman Fund (Est. 2002)
This endowed fund was established to recognize Gerry’s many significant contributions to sedimentary geology. The fund provides support to graduate students in sedimentary geology through grants for research, travel to professional meetings or field trips. Details of how to apply for these grants are located at <Student Grants
Garry Jones and Brian O'Neill Memorial Fund for NAMS Student Research (Est. 1999)
This restricted, endowed fund was established by the NAMS (North American Micropaleontology Section of SEPM). It provides support for graduate research in the area of micropaleontology. NAMS awards a yearly research grant to a student involved with the study of micropalenotology. The amount of the grant ranges from $500 to $1,500. Applicants for this Fund should apply through NAMS.
Restricted, endowed funds were established for to support each of the Medals of excellence which the Society awards. These funds help to finance the awards program, namely the production of the actual medals themselves.
- Twenhofel Medal for excellence in Sedimentary Geology
- Shepard Medal for excellence in Marine Geology
- Moore Medal for excellence in Paleontology
- Pettijohn Medal for excellence in Sedimentology
- Wilson Medal for excellence as a young sedimentary geologist