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.


NEW: Apply for sponsorship to participate in a virtual event!

Protecting the health and well-being of early career researchers is a priority for the EAG. The EAG Training and Outreach Committee therefore decided to suspend the 2020 Student Sponsorship Program during the current global Covid-19 pandemic. However, to continue to support student training during this difficult time, the Program has now re-opened for applications for virtual events only.

Eligible 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 September 2020.


To apply

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 office@eag.eu.com, 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

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.