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AWG Brunton Award

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The AWG Brunton Award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. It will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or beginning their graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that will lead to a senior or graduate thesis.

General Information



  • The award is an engraved Brunton transit with stand and engraved plaque.
  • AWG will sponsor a one-year membership in our organization.
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 15 of each year

Criteria and Procedures


  • Contribution of a senior thesis, graduate thesis, dissertation, summer internship, field camp or other type of project in which field work is an essential component.
  • Future plans to continue in the geosciences, with fieldwork as an integral part of her graduate degree or career.
  • Project results, quality of work, and capabilities of applicant that promote the fundamental value and need for field based studies within the profession.
Include along with a cover letter:
  • Description of research project, internship, field camp experience, or summer field experience including a sample of work, which may include a report, map, photos, and/or model based on collected data (not to exceed 4 pages).
  • Statement of future interests and career goals as related to field work and/or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from the primary field mentor
  • Selection Committee

    The selection committee consists of three AWG members with varied and significant field experience, who want to maintain an interest in field data acquisition methodologies among geoscience students – our future professional geoscientists.

    Applications should be sent to:

    Association for Women Geoscientists
    (emailed transmittals are preferred)

    Attn. Brunton Award
    12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285
    Thornton, Colorado 80241-3134

    The award is funded by:

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