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Geological Sciences

The study of our planet and its neighbors, from their deep interiors to the surface, and through their multi-billion year history.

Financial Resources

Federal - State Income Tax Withholding (W-4 & DE-4 Forms)

Complete Form W-4 so that Stanford can withhold the correct Federal income tax from your pay. Because your tax situation may change, you may want to refigure your withholding each year.

Direct Deposit Form 

Have your paychecks directly deposited to your financial accounts.

Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 FORM)

All Stanford employees must have an active I-9 form on file. This form requires copies of your passport, and if you are an Alien, your I-94 entry card, Visa, DS-2019, etc. Read the enclosed instructions for more information.

Shell Fund Application Form (pdf)

The Shell Foundation provides funds for students who travel to present at professional meetings and conferences. Funds are limited to one time per student per academic year.

Graduate Incidental Fund Application (pdf)

The purpose of this fund is to provide an additional resource to PhD students in support of their individual research progress that a faculty advisor might not otherwise be able to provide.

Compton Field Geology Research Fund (pdf)

The Bob Compton Funds help support field-based research in the geological sciences. Decisions on funding are made annually by a committee of faculty assigned by the department chair and the dean and will be based on their evaluation of a single-page request by each student with a scientific rationale for the proposed fieldwork and a budget. The request must be endorsed by the student's research advisor. Preference will be given to studies that are aligned with Bob Compton's main research interests: geologic mapping, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and structural geology. 

Stanford Financial Support Resources

The University has created financial programs specifically for graduate students dealing with challenging financial situations.

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