Various awardshave been developed by TSOP to recognize the achievements of professionals in the field, and to support and recognize students.
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The John Castaño
The highest honor of The Society for Organic Petrology, provided for in its Bylaws, is Honorary Membership. It is awarded to persons distinguished in a scientific discipline of significance to the Society, in recognition of their contributions in research, service to TSOP, or education. Read about the award and its recipients and see the call for nominations.
The Ralph Gray Award
The best refereed paper in coal and organic petrology each year receives the Ralph Gray Award, which TSOP inaugurated in 2009. Read more...
The Dal Swaine Award
Each year, the best refereed paper in inorganic or organic geochemistry and/or mineralogy of coal or hydrocarbon source rocks receives the Dal Swaine Award, which TSOP inaugurated in 2010. Read more...
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes the contributions of members who have provided distinguished service to TSOP as a Society, typically in committee or elected Council positions, over multiple years. Read more...
The Spackman Award:
Graduate Student Research Grants
The Spackman Award, formerly known as the TSOP Student Grants Program, supports graduate thesis research in organic petrology. Research must demonstrate the utility and significance of organic petrology (which includes coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines) in solving the thesis problem. See the history and recipients and the application materials.
Student Travel Awards
TSOP may provide funds to support students to attend the annual meeting.
for these awards may be made as described on their individual web pages.