TSOP AWARDS


Various awards have been developed by TSOP to recognize the achievements of professionals in the field, and to support and recognize students.


Shifeng Dai presents the certificates to the winners of the Best Student Paper Award at the 2015 TSOP Annual Meeting in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (photo courtesy S. Dai).



THE JOHN CASTAÑO HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD


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.

 

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THE RALPH GRAY AWARD:
Best Refereed Paper in Coal and Organic Petrology

A TSOP award for the best refereed paper in coal and organic petrology was approved by Council in early 2009. With the permission of the Gray family, the award was named after Ralph Gray (1923-2009), a petrologist with wide-ranging experience and interests, particularly well-known for his work in industrial applications.


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THE DAL SWAINE AWARD:
Best Refereed Paper in Coal and Hydrocarbon Source Rock Geochemistry

The Dal Swaine Award for Best Published paper is presented to the authors of the paper judged to be the best for the year in inorganic or organic geochemistry and/or mineralogy of coal or hydrocarbon source rocks.




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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. This is distinct from contributions to the science through research or education, which TSOP recognizes through The Castaño Award.


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THE SPACKMAN AWARD: Graduate Student Research Grants
STUDENT AWARD


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.

 

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STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD

TSOP may provide student travel awards to fund travel of students making a presentation at the annual meeting. Every year, up to four awards of $750 each are given.



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BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD

This award recognizes best student oral and poster presentation during TSOP annual meeting. Two awards, $300 for the oral presentation and $200 for the poster presentation, are given during TSOP conference dinner.



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