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EDMAP is the component of the NCGMP that funds universities to train the next generation of geologic mappers.  EDMAP is a one-year, mentor-guided program designed to teach students geologic mapping techniques through rigorous field mapping. Colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply through an annual competitive grants process. Every Federal dollar that is awarded is matched with university funds. Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project.  Although individual projects last for only one year, they may build upon the results of previous years' efforts. EDMAP geology professors and their students frequently work closely with STATEMAP and FEDMAP geologists who may be mapping nearby.

Since 1996, EDMAP has funded over 1,250 students at more than 160 universities. Funds for graduate student projects are limited to $17,500, and undergraduate student project funds are limited to $10,000. The college or university matches the EDMAP funding 1:1. Detailed instructions for submitting EDMAP proposals can be found in the Program Announcement, which is posted on each September. EDMAP proposals are typically due in November.

Partnering with US Universities and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), EDMAP ensures that students are being trained in geologic mapping, preparing them for success as the future workforce for geologists. Current and previous EDMAP projects are listed below.

Annual EDMAP Projects:

EDMAP Webinars: