Fostering Growth in the Field

Consortium Opportunities

The Taylor Geospatial Institute strives to lead the nation in geospatial science and accelerate St. Louis’ development as the global center of excellence in geospatial science by creating a world-class interdisciplinary collaborative, fostering talent, and promoting economic development. To do this, the TGI will stimulate collaborative research, create robust and attractive postdoctoral scholars and visiting scientist programs, and provide a cutting-edge geospatial computing infrastructure to catalyze partnership.

Seed Grants

The Taylor Geospatial Institute regularly announces rounds of competitive seed grants for researchers at TGI member institutions. The goal of GISCoR (Geospatial Institute Seed Grant Program to stimulate Collaborative Research) is to encourage collaborative research projects in core geospatial science and applied domains and to help researchers develop exploratory ideas that will lead to large collaborative research grants from external funding agencies. Successful proposals will involve collaboration between two or more TGI institutions and can also involve collaboration between TGI institutions and external partners.

Postdoctoral Program

With nationally competitive salaries, research funding, and other benefits, the TGI aims to attract up to a dozen postdoc fellows per year to St. Louis region. We will provide abundant career pathways to these postdoc fellows that allow them to be employed by universities or industry in the St. Louis region upon completion of their postdoc residence. The postdoc scholars will have the opportunity to switch their campuses for residence among the partner institutions and interact with the large network of TGI scientists. 

TGI Fellows Program

We’re dedicated to recruiting and retaining high caliber researchers to be the cornerstone of each partner institution’s geospatial research portfolio. To reach this goal, we established the Taylor Geospatial Institute Fellows Program – a major commitment to advancing cutting-edge research, innovation, and collaboration.

TGI Fellows are appointed through a formal nomination and recruitment process. They take the lead in advancing the strategic research goals of the Taylor Geospatial Institute. The title is the highest honor bestowed by the Institute. 

Taylor Diversity Fellowship

The Taylor Diversity Fellowship program is an initiative to support students from underrepresented groups in the geospatial sciences and to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the geospatial field. Each year, the fellowship will support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in geospatial sciences or closely related fields at any of the eight TGI partner institutions.

Applications are currently closed and fellowship awardees will be announced soon.