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AGA Gemological Research Grant for 2019

The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) is offering a research grant to support research on gemological issues relevant to the trade.

About the Research Grant


Evaluation criteria will include importance of the proposed scientific gemological research, strength of methodology, relevant research and experience of the applicant.

Requirements for Proposal Submission (Application Form...)

Applicant Requirements

The recipient of the award will be expected to present his/her research and conclusions at a future AGA Conference and to submit a paper for publication in a peer reviewed, scientific periodical, preferably in gemology.

Reporting Requirements

The recipient is required to submit a brief progress report quarterly through the grant period or as outlined in the approved proposal. A final report must be submitted at the end of the grant period. The final report must be an article based on the proposed research in the format for peer review submission to a scientific journal for publication. The results will be presented at an AGA Conference.

2019 Application Deadline and Submission

Submit a complete detailed proposal, meeting all of the requirements stipulated above, via email or regular post, by the deadline.

Applicants must provide three reference letters from research professionals, preferably in the field of gemology, by the deadline.

Confirmation of proposal receipt will be sent out via e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail within the 14 business days of your submission, please contact Jan Giamanco.

Applications & references will be accepted from November 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2019.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to complete and submit the proposal by the deadline to be considered for a research grant. By submitting an application there is no guarantee that funds will be awarded. Awarding a grant is at the sole discretion of AGA Board.

Awarding Process

The ESRGC will review all the applications as a first step. Qualifying candidates will be contacted via telephone or an e-mail.

Application Form (pdf)

Above details (pdf)

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