The EAG Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program is open to EAG members who are organizing a short course or small conference in Europe focused on special topics or techniques from the broad field of geochemistry. The program aims to directly support student attendance at the event.
How to apply for sponsorship?
If you are an EAG member and are organizing 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 organized in conjunction with a Goldschmidt conference in Europe. 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.
For events taking place in 2023, the application deadline is 30 November 2022.
Applications for online as well as hybrid and in-person events will be considered.
Sponsorship requests should be addressed to the EAG Office at email@example.com 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 organizer
In 2022, the EAG is proud to co-sponsor:
- 12th International Symposium Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface Zurich, Switzerland; 24-29 July 2022
- International Summer School & Training Course: Reconstructing past climate: lessons for today? Madrid, Spain; 25 July – 3 August 2022
- Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Edinburgh, UK, and online; 7-13 November 2022
In 2021, the EAG proudly co-sponsored:
Virtual Short Course: Recent Developments and Applications in earth sciences of electron probe micro-analysis, 5-9 April
Hosted by the Agricultural University of Athens, the five-day “Recent Developments and Applications in earth sciences of electron probe micro-analysis” virtual short course will take place from 5-9 April 2021.
Combining online lectures and participant poster presentations, the course aims to educate undergraduates, graduates, and early career researchers in the theory and practice of Electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), with a specific focus on its application to geochemistry. Visit the website for further information and register by 1 March.
Events co-sponsored, originally scheduled for 2020:
8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop, March 2022, Jerusalem, Israel
8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop (8th ICIW), Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (postponed to March 2022).
Since 2010 the fast-growing community of scientists interested in clumped isotopes meet every ~1.5 years for a few days’ workshop, to discuss methodological development and inter-laboratory standardization, learn about exciting new applications, and share ideas. The workshops are structured around several sessions of lectures and posters, with a large portion of the time being devoted to formal and informal discussion.
ContaSed2021, 9-12 June 2021, Bern, Switzerland
2nd International Conference on Contaminated Sediments (ContaSed2020 was postponed to 9-12 June 2021)
Sediments are sources and sinks of contaminants, and play an important role in mediating pollutants across compartments of ecosystems. ContaSed2021 will focus on organic and inorganic sediment contaminant classes including microplastics, emerging contaminants, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants.
Thanks to support from the EAG through the Short Course and Conference Sponsorship Program, financial support was available for Masters and PhD students attending the conference.
Former sponsored short courses and conferences
- Tools in Biogeochemistry, 11-16 August 2019, University of Tuebingen, Germany
- DINGUE VI: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise, 15-17 August 2019, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
- Wageningen Soil Conference 2019, 27-30 August 2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands
- Uranium-Biogeo: International conference on uranium biogeochemistry, 21-26 October 2018, CSF – Monte Veritá Ascona, Switzerland
- International Short Course on Application of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Earth Sciences, 7-9 June 2017, Perugia, Italy
- Petrochronology: Methods and applications, 22-23 April 2017, Vienna, Austria
- 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element, 11-15 July 2016, University of Durham, UK
- 32nd International Conference on Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 4-8 July 2016, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- AIG-11 : Applied Isotope Geochemistry Conference, 21-25 September 2015, French Geological Survey (BRGM), Orléans, France
- Nutrient Cycling on the Modern and Ancient Earth conference, 6-7 July 2015, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, UK
- Deep Earth Processes, windows on the workings of a planet, 15-16 September 2014, Geological Society of London, UK
- Geochemistry of the Earth’s surface (GES-10), 18-22 August 2014, Collège des Bernardins, Paris, France
- DINGUE 3: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise, 24-25 August 2013, Italy
- Pushing forward boron isotope analytics: Advancing methodologies, analytical uncertainty and inter-comparability of data, 24-25 August 2013 at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Pisa, Italy
- Redox-active Minerals: Properties, Reactions and Applications in Clean Technologies, 25 August 2013 at the University of Florence, Italy
- Gemstones: Their Geology and Gemmology, 3-5 December 2012, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Nuts and bolts of isotope ratio mass spectrometry, 9-11 January 2012 at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
- Advanced Tools in Environmental Biogeochemistry, 7-11 August 2011, University of Tuebingen, Germany.