Financial Support

Sorry, the grant application deadline has now passed. If you have submitted a grant application, you will be hearing from the relevant subcommittee in due course, before the early registration deadline.

A limited amount of funding has been obtained to help students, including graduates who completed their theses in the last year, and geochemists who would not otherwise be able to attend Goldschmidt 2008. We are grateful to the GS, EAG, GSJ, MAC, NSF and ESF, among others, for providing these funds. Please do not apply for support if it is possible that you could raise the funds you need elsewhere (eg. from supervisors' grants etc), as your application would then mean that others would not be able to attend.

We expect most of the grants to be of approximately $1000, and all applications will need to be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the applicant's research supervisor (for students) or head of department (for those from lower income countries). The deadline for applications is 31st March, 2008. Applicants will be informed of the success or otherwise of their application in time to be able to take advantage of the early registration rates for the conference.

Geochemists from lower income countries (as defined by the World Bank, and listed here) should apply via the application forms available from the conference website.

Financial support is also available for students not eligible for the funding described above. These funds are being managed by the GS on behalf of all the other funding bodies. Students wishing to apply for this financial support should do so via the application forms available from the Geochemical Society's website.

The Geochemistry Group of the Geological Society and the Mineralogical society have agreed to make funds available to support UK graduate students wishing to attend the meeting: please see the Geological Society's website for details.

The DMG supports students (NOT post-docs) who are DMG members and who will take part in Goldschmidt2008 provided they present a poster or give a talk. In order to request funding those students should contact Prof Dr Jochen Hoefs via e-mail before July 2008 (jhoefs@gwdg.de). Financial support will be distributed after the conference to individual applicants.

A very limited amount of funds is available to support post-docs wishing to attend the conference who are not currently in receipt of a stipend from their institution. Those wishing to apply should contact the conference office (info@goldschmidt2008.org) attaching a PDF containing a short CV (including list of publications), a copy of their abstract, details of the broader impact and significance of their research, a proposed budget for their attendance at the conference, and a letter of support from their advisor or head of department. These applications should reach the conference office no later than March 31st.

The Conference has also received funding from Geoscience BC to support students working on mineral deposits or mineral exploration projects in British Columbia. Applicants should send a PDF file containing a short CV (including list of publications), a copy of their abstract, details of the broader impact and significance of their research, a proposed budget for their attendance at the conference, and a letter of support from their advisor or head of department to the conference office at info@goldschmidt2008.org not later than March 31st.