Short Course and Conference Sponsorship

In 2018, the European Association of Geochemistry is proud to be co-sponsoring:


Uranium-Biogeo: International conference on uranium biogeochemistry

21-26 October 2018, CSF – Monte Veritá Ascona, Switzerland

Students can apply for a grant of CHF100 funded by EAG by submitting their CV and a one-page letter of interest at the same time as their abstract. The deadline is 1 June.

The goal of this conference is to bring together two groups of scientists, who are foremost experts in the environmental fate of uranium or in uranium isotope geochemistry, to foster interactions that will lead to better integration of these two aspects of U biogeochemistry. Topics of interest will range from the microbial or chemical transformations of uranium, analytical developments in the characterization of uranium concentration, speciation, and reactivity, computational modeling of fate and transport of uranium and its isotopic fractionation, use of uranium isotopes in paleoreconstructions, field and laboratory studies of uranium mobility and remediation or U contamination, as well as molecular scale mechanisms of microbial and chemical uranium transformations. The conference will promote interdisciplinary exchanges and encourage discussions amongst junior and senior researchers. The ultimate goal of the meeting is to advance the field of U biogeochemistry by fostering closer interactions between two communities that study U geochemistry but that are distinct and that would benefit from more collaboration.

The conference will be held at the Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF), located on the Monte Veritá, above Ascona in the Canton Ticino, in the Southern part of Switzerland.

The workshop will keep an unhurried pace and is designed to encourage discussions after talks, during breaks and meals, and in the evenings. The attendance is limited to 90 participants.

See the Uranium-Biogeo conference website for further information.

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 in 2018, 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.

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
  • information regarding the location and infrastructure
  • if applicable, information regarding other sources of funding for the event
  • EAG membership number of the organiser

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