Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program

About the Program

The EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program is open to EAG members who are organising a short course or small conference in Europe focused on special topics or techniques from the broad field of geochemistry. The program provides up to 200€ per student to support student attendance at the event.

For events taking place in 2020, the deadline for applications is 1 November 2019.
See below for more details on how to apply for sponsorship and to view past events sponsored by the EAG.

In 2019, the European Association of Geochemistry is proud to be co-sponsoring:


Tools in Biogeochemistry

11-16 August 2019, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Scientific Program
This 5-day course, co-sponsored by the European Association of Geochemistry, will focus on the use of cutting edge analytical, spectroscopic and microscopic tools in environmental biogeochemistry. We will introduce the underlying principles of these techniques and discuss their applications in the fields of biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry and geomicrobiology. Opportunities for hands-on exercises in the lab will also be provided. Particular focus will be on organic matter and microbe-mineral interactions in soils and sediments, and their influence on toxic metals.

Techniques covered
– Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
– Synchrotron-based X-ray absorption techniques (XANES, EXAFS)
– Mössbauer spectroscopy
– Microbial culturing and microbial community analysis
– Mineral particle size, surface area and charge analysis
– Microelectrodes in biogeochemistry

Target group
This course is designed for PhD students with a strong interest in biogeochemical processes (max. 20 participants). Presentations will be given in English by leading international experts. Price is 300€ including lunch and 5 nights’ accommodation.

To apply: Please send a CV and motivation letter to Prof. Andreas Kappler and Dr. Casey Bryce by 31 January 2019.


DINGUE VI: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise

15-17 August 2019, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

DINGUE is a geochemistry workshop covering all technical and scientific aspects of noble gas geo- and cosmochemistry. In 2019, the workshop will be held at ETH Zürich, Switzerland on the weekend before the Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona. We will kick off the DINGUE workshop with an ice breaker on Thursday 15 August 2019 (18.00-21.00) and will continue with talks and posters on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August. We recommend travelling to Barcelona on Sunday 18 August.

Abstract submission and Registration: The workshop has a limited number of participants and we recommend registering as soon as possible. Abstract submission will close on 15 June 2019. Registration will close on 15 July 2019 or when full.

The registration fee will be below that of DINGUE V 2017 (€180). Thanks to a generous donation from the European Association of Geochemistry, a student travel support of €125 will be awarded to eight students presenting their work at DINGUE VI. The exact registration fee as well as instructions on how to pay it will be available on the DINGUE VI website shortly.

For more information, visit the DINGUE VI website or contact the organisers (Henner Busemann, My Riebe, Evelyn Füri, and Diane Mantel) at


Wageningen Soil Conference 2019: Understanding soil functions

27-30 August 2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Wageningen University & Research is delighted to invite you to join us at the fourth edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference.

As in previous editions, the aim is to discuss the importance of soils. In the 2019 edition, the focus will be on Understanding soil functions: from ped to planet. To do this we will adopt a new style of conference, with traditional conference talks in the mornings. This will be followed by scientific and interactive topic masterclasses in the afternoons, ranging from field trips to interactive classroom dialogues and from demonstrations to hands-on laboratory or computer tutorials. Each conference day will conclude with a public event, such as a fishbowl debate or, on Wednesday August 28th, the ‘Rising Soil Stars’ pitch competition for early-career scientists, generously sponsored by the European Association of Geochemistry.

Deadlines: Abstract submission – 15 April 2019; Early bird registration – 30 May 2019

For more information, please visit

How can EAG members organising short courses or small conferences request sponsorship?

sponsorshipIf you are an EAG member and are organising a short course or small conference in Europe, you can apply for EAG Sponsorship. Short courses or small conferences should have at least 10 participants and focus on special topics or techniques from the broad field of geochemistry. The short courses or small conferences should be based in Europe. The event can be organised in conjunction with a Goldschmidt conference in Europe. EAG sponsorship supports students attending, up to €200 per student. Please note we will not prioritise EU or national funded events.

Following the short course or small conference, sponsored students should produce a one-page report on their experience. Some of those reports will be published on the EAG Blog.

To apply for an event taking place in 2020, please apply by 1 November 2019. Sponsorship requests should be addressed to Marie-Aude Hulshoff at and include:

  • a brief description of the goals of the short course or small conference
  • a proposed schedule
  • a list of suggested presenters
  • a preliminary budget plan, detailing income source (with registration fee if applicable) and foreseen expenses
  • information regarding the location and infrastructure
  • if applicable, information regarding other sources of funding for the event
  • EAG membership number of the organiser

Former sponsored short courses and conferences

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