Funding opportunities

The following funding opportunities are available for PhD students and 1st year postdoc*:

  • The European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) offers a reduced registration fee (25€ instead of 200€) to 10 participants.
  • The Geochemical Society (GS) and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) offer a few travel grants of 500€ + reduced registration fee of 25€
  • The French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography (SFMC) provides two additional travel grants for PhD students working at French universities. More information is available in French here. Note that candidates must decide whether they want to apply either to the SFMC travel grants or the funding opportunities offered above. Any requests for both of them will be automatically cancelled.

Candidates from any university can apply to one or more of the above funding opportunities.


Application procedure

Any PhD student or first year postdoc can apply to the reduced registration rate and/or the travel grants using the links provided below. Applications have to be submitted on-line by 3 February midnight (GMT +1). The application should include:

  • An application letter (1/2 page) including a short description of the current research project and available funding sources. Please have your supervisor attest your status.
  • A Curriculum Vitae. A summary of the candidate’s CV (1/2 page) including date of birth and the date when the highest degree qualification (Master, PhD) was received.

Note that this application package should not exceed 1 page. Please send a PDF file.

To increase diversity at the short course, women, minorities, individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply to the funding opportunities. Travel grants will be preferentially allocated to candidates with limited funding.

Selection of recipients, duties

The short course committee will allocate these grants through a rigorous assessment of the candidates and their merits. Travel grants will be preferentially allocated to candidates with limited funding.

A decision letter will be sent to all applicants by Feb. 10. Those elected to receive support must confirm their participation by Feb. 17 using the link provided in the decision letter. To ensure their support, they will be requested to pay the reduced registration fee of 25€. Note that the applicants should not register and pay the regular registration fee (there will be no reimbursement of the registration fees).

After attending the short course, the recipients of travel grants will directly claim their reimbursement of 500€ by sending a complete travel expense claim form including the bank details, together with the original invoices (hotel, transport). The students receiving a Travel Grant will be asked to write a brief report on the short course after the event. Such information may be fully or partially integrated in post-short course publications (Reports by supporting societies and associations in Elements or Geochemical News).