Loans and Grants

Does your group require a little extra money to get a project or event on the go?
Does your project fall within the mandate of Atlantic Geoscience society (AGS)?
If so, we may be able to provide you with that extra bit of funding you need!
The Products Committee of the AGS is currently accepting loan or grant applications for projects that communicate ideas about the Earth and earth sciences.

Each year, the Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) will consider requests for loans and/or grants for projects products, events, etc) that can be used to help advance the goals of the society, namely: the communication of ideas and information about the Earth and earth science to both the professional geoscience community and the general public in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
AGS does not typically consider requests that are normally under the remit of research funding bodies (e.g. NSERC) and individual universities (e.g. prizes, awards, travel funds).
All requests for loans and/or grants must adhere to the appropriate by-law (and associated appendix) of the society, By-law 44:
In accordance with the above, all applicants for loans and/or grants should complete and sign the following "Proposal for Funding" and submit it to the Products Committee of the Society (preferably electronically).
AGS Products Committee
c/o Rob Raeside
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia,
Canada, B4P 2R6
phone: +1 902-585-1323
Download Application Form as Word Document or pdf
Download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the .PDF file.


Joggins Fossils Institute and BLBY series - dinosaur display March 2011 $4760
Nova Scotia Museum - printing of Ice Age posters March 2011 $450

AUGC Dalhousie October 2012 $750

Fluid Inclusion short course - speaker travel and materials February 2013 $1000
Stonehammer Geopark bridges and ferry brochure June 2013 $3000
Joggins Fossil Centre grindstone exhibit June 2013 $1000
AUGC - St.F.X.U. October 2013 $750 - not requested

Teachers workshop, GACMAC Fredericton Spring 2014 $1500
Geology of Nova Scotia guidebook - Martha Hild February 2014 $1000
UNESCO Geoparks Conference, Saint John February 2014 $3000
GAC-MAC Conference poster boards May 2014 $4500
AUGC - UNB September 2014 $900
Fossil Finders exhibit at Joggins Fossil Centre November 2014 $5000

Stonehammer Geopark Irving Nature Park and Fundy Trail Parkway
brochure English version or French version
April 2015 $4000
Geology of NB & PEI guidebook - Martha Hild June 2015 $2000
AUGC - St. Marys September 2015 $950
Stonehammer Geopark Grade IV brochures September 2015 $10,000 denied, recommended reconsider in 2016

Fundy Geological Museum - Parrsboro Rock Shop project
April 2016 $5000
Geology of NB & PEI guidebook - Martha Hild
June 2016 $2000
Great Stone Chief (Robert Bell) book project - I Spooner et al.
June 2016 $4529 requested. To award funds as needed for the first $1000.
Spent: $785.72 Kingston travel
$552.00 Marcel Morin
Jurassic Park lecture and film at
Canadian Paleontological Congress, Sydney
August 2016 $1800 (fee later waived by cinema)
AUGC 2016 - Acadia
October 2016 $1000
Travel expenses for keynote speaker C van Staal to colloquium December 2016 $800
EdGeo – NB: sponsorship of Four Billion Years books December 2016 $1437.50

AUGC - Memorial University
September 2017 $1000
John Calder - Geological Evolution of PEI
September 2017 $3000

Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES): Geoscience and Canada booklet
February 2018 $500
Joggins Fossil Centre 10th Anniversary Research Symposium materials
June 2018 $965
Abraham Gesner statue, Kings Co., NS
June 2018 $5000
Reprint - Nova Scotia Pebbles Guide
June 2018 $3000
AUGC 2018 - Dalhousie University
October 2018 $1000

Quartermain Earth Science Centre – Mary Anning and the Sea Monsters
January 2019 $750
Scott Sampson talk at Nova Scotia Museum, May 2019
February 2019 $500
AUGC 2019 – St. Francis Xavier University
July 2019 $1000
Quartermain Earth Science Centre - EdGEO Workshop August 2019 $1000
Jason Loxton CBU – Panoramic camera September 2019 $1250

Return of Gensel Collection of Devonian plants to New Brunswick Museum
February 2020 $2500
Gary Blundell – Art display on Geology of New Brunswick
March 2020 $1500
AGS Social Media communications (A Calder)
Summer 2020 $750
Last updated by Joe Mac, May 08, 2020