Support Seismology

Our Society’s ability to advance seismology depends on your support. All tax-deductible donations to SSA help train the next generation of earthquake experts and assist our efforts to mitigate seismic hazards worldwide.

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SSA General Fund

Help SSA continue to deliver our dynamic offerings in publishing, meetings, government relations and communications. Recently funded activity:

  • Support for the Global Travel Grant, which sends SSA student members to attend seismology-related workshops or small meetings around the world.
  • Student Seismology Workshop at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (2020)

Kanamori Fund

Support the professional development of students, seismologists and earthquake engineers through a fund that honors the work of Hiroo Kanamori. Recently funded activity:

  • Three international travel grants to the Annual Meeting.
  • Annual Meeting workshops on machine learning, career advancement, how to write a peer-review paper and more.

Student Travel Grant Fund

Provide travel support to students attending the SSA Annual Meeting, where they make connections and advance their careers.

  • In 2019, provided eighteen student travel grants, which included a cash stipend and complimentary registration. For 2020, while the grantees were selected, they were not awarded due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant Fund

Send our student members to Washington D.C. for geosciences advocacy training at the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD).

  • Supports the participation of two students in 2019 — Marlon Ramos (University of Michigan) and Dimitri Voytan (University of Texas, Austin).

William B. Joyner Memorial Fund

Support the William B. Joyner Memorial Lecture Series, which honors Joyner’s commitment to the exchange of information at the interface of earthquake science and earthquake engineering.  Recent activity:

  • For 2020-21, SSA selected Julian Bommer to deliver the William B. Joyner Lecture.
  • The Fund provides the honorarium for The Charles F. Richter Early Career Award, which was awarded to Marine Denolle in 2019.