As the European Association of Geochemistry wishes to support students training in geochemistry, each year EAG sponsors 12 students up to 500 Euros per student to attend geochemistry related short courses, summer schools, workshops or conferences located in Europe, except for the Goldschmidt conference*. Students do not need to present any talk or poster at the event.
Update: January 2021
Protecting the health and well-being of early career researchers is a priority for the EAG. To continue to support student training during the current global Covid-19 pandemic, the EAG Training and Outreach Committee adapted the program to allow applications for participation at virtual meetings. Applications to hybrid (onsite + virtual) or fully onsite meetings held in Europe may also be positively evaluated by the committee upon detailed description of the event policy.
Virtual events should be held a minimum of 4 weeks after the application deadline, and may be hosted anywhere in the world. Successful applicants will receive sponsorship to cover the registration and abstract fees for participating in the virtual event
The next deadline is 1 February 2021.
Applicants should be EAG members (check membership or join / renew) and the event that the applicant wishes to attend should take place a minimum of 4 weeks after the application deadline. Sponsorship applications should be sent to the EAG Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following:
- Sponsorship application form
- short CV (one page maximum)
- Letter (or email) of recommendation from the student’s supervisor (addressed to the Committee), supporting the applicant’s attendance at the event
- applicant’s abstract if applicable
- proof of payment of accommodation/registration in the student’s name (if those documents are only available after the event, they should be sent within one month)
Following the event, sponsored students should provide a short report on their experience (both personal and scientific), including a few photos. Some of those reports will be published on the EAG Blog.
Deadlines to send applications are 1 February, 1 May, 1 September and 1 December. A response from EAG will then be given within four weeks following each deadline.
Note that it is not possible to be sponsored twice in the same year, or to receive sponsorship for an event already sponsored by EAG (see sponsored events). Students can apply every year but priority will be given to students who haven’t received funding yet.
*The Goldschmidt Grant Program provides support to early career scientists to attend Goldschmidt conferences.