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Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award

Date: 05/28/2014

Upcoming award application details, forwarded from Whitney Behr, University of Texas:

The June 10 deadline for the Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award is fast approaching.  See below for details. Please forward this along to faculty, students and post-docs who might be interested.

The *Stephen E. Laubach Structural Diagenesis Research Award Fund* promotes research combining structural geology and diagenesis, and curriculum development in structural diagenesis. The donors believe multidisciplinary approaches often reveal new insights into long-standing problems and expose productive avenues for enquiry. To help promote the cross disciplinary emphasis of this annual award, the *Sedimentary Geology* and *Structural Geology & Tectonics Divisions of the Geological Society of America* have been designated to jointly select the recipient.

Graduate students, postgraduate and faculty level researchers are eligible.  A $2500 award will be made for 2014.

This award addresses the rapidly growing recognition that fracturing, cement precipitation and dissolution, evolving rock mechanical properties and other structural diagenetic processes can govern recovery of resources and sequestration of material in deeply buried, diagenetically altered and fractured sedimentary rocks. The award highlights the growing need to break down disciplinary boundaries between structural geology and sedimentary petrology, exemplified by the work of Dr. Stephen Laubach and colleagues.

Please see http://rock.geosociety.org/sgt/Laubach.htm for additional details and information on the application.