Geoanalytical Research and Networking Grants

The IAG is pleased to announce a new round of grants to support research and networking by IAG members in the geoanalytical or metrological sciences.

Each Geoanalytical Research and Networking Grant will be for up to a maximum of £10,000 towards the costs of a research project related to the goals of the IAG.

These grants were open to IAG full members only. One of the conditions of these awards is that the outcomes from the research should be published in Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research provided the manuscript meets the quality requirements of our journal.

The closing date for applications for an IAG Geoanalytical Research and Networking Grant is 15 January 2023. An application form can be downloaded here; submission instructions are given at the end of the form.

Applications will be assessed by the IAG Awards Committee based on a ranking scheme that assesses relevance to IAG core fields, quality of science, likelihood of success and possibility of publication in GGR.

Previous winners and their projects included:

Principal Investigator



Alicja Wudarska (Poland)

Development of new apatite reference materials for U-Pb dating


Laura Bracciali (South Africa)

Natural causes of isotopic variability in rutile reference materials and strategies to improve precision and accuracy of rutile U-Pb data


Cruz-Uribe (USA)

Method development for in situ Sr isotope analysis by LA-ICP-MS/MS


Robert Bolhar (South Africa)

Visit to University of Melbourne to learn about Pb isotope ratio measurements by single collector high resolution ICP-MS for tracing environmental pollution


Richard Conrey (USA)

Determination of Nb and Zr concentrations in rock RMs by standard addition and analysis by WDXRF and LA-ICP-MS to reduce uncertainties to 1-2% level.