We invite you to learn about our GeoAllies work.

Please watch our video

This video is a high-level overview of a portion of our GeoAllies program. Our program largely consists of three efforts: an archival data set of the top fifty geoscience departments in the U.S., an ongoing longitudinal experiment with approximately 70 PIs across the US, and a content analysis of approximately 1,000 publicly available CVs from individuals in geoscience to explore experiences that particularly promote (or inhibit) success of minoritized faculty and in particular minoritized students.

Using Allies to Expand Your Network

Implementing a psychological methodology to attract and retain underrepresented (UR) students in the geosciences.

The Project

Our project was funded in fall 2020, and we are currently recruiting principal investigators (P.I.s), faculty or graduate students, who are running geoscience class-led field trips or research-based field trips in the next 1-2 years (we are recruiting now, but will only launch study participation when universities are running these trips again, after Covid-19 restrictions have eased) to apply.

Grants for Classes or research field

We are providing $2,000 minimum grants to fund these class or research field trips, with a commitment to fully participate in our study (which will be completed entirely virtually/remotely, and should take no more than 4-6 hours of full time commitment). The goal of the study is to improve recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in geoscience courses and field trips, and our design should provide direct instruction about how to contribute to these goals.


If you want access to curated and current peer-reviewed resources published in psychology, management, or geoscience related to improving diversity and inclusion. 



Our project is open-source, and we will provide our materials to be used and replicated free of charge upon completion. 

How to get involved

Reach out if you are interested in learning about or getting involved with our project.

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Want to learn more?

If you want to learn more about our project specifically read the overview.

Project Overview

National Science Foundation (NSF)

This is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project, and a collaboration between researchers at Rice University and University of Houston-Downtown. You can read more about the researchers and team running this project on our People page.