Early Career Events
The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.
These events are all being planned by our exhibitors. To find out more information, visit them on their booths.
Pre- and post-conference field trips
Student and Early Career Grants
GS and EAG are committed to making the Goldschmidt Conference accessible to early career scientists from every country in the world. That is why the conference offers travel grants and waived registration fees for student and early career delegates. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis for delegates who meet the requirements outlined below. Please read this information carefully to determine if you are eligible and learn how to apply.
Eligibility: Need-based Grants
A limited number of travel assistance grants and waived registration fees are available for delegates who who meet the criteria in the following categories:
1. Graduate students and early career scientists from lower to middle income countries
- Must reside in a country classified as low-income or lower-middle-income economies by the World Bank (https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519). In addition, some funding will be available for students only from countries classified as upper-middle-income economies by the World Bank. As this funding is limited, please refrain from applying if you have other sources of funding that would allow you to attend the conference.
- Students: must be currently enrolled, at the time of the conference, in a graduate program related to geochemistry. Students who will graduate before August 2018 are not eligible.
- Early career scientists: must be working in a field related to geochemistry and have graduated in 2008 or later.
2. US-based students (undergraduate or graduate) from underrepresented institutions
- The student must be attending an educational institution located in the U.S. and its territories.
- Students must be enrolled at Baccalaureate Colleges, M1, M2, M3 universities, tribal colleges or community colleges. See the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
3. Undergraduate or graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups in the science and engineering student population, as designated by the US NSF, in this case African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Eligibility: Merit Grants for US students and Post-doctoral Scholars
The GS has received funding for travel grants from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These funds may only be awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees and post-doctoral scholars working at universities or institutions at universities in the U.S. and its territories. Support provided by NASA will be limited to students engaged in research that falls within its funding purview (e.g., planetary geology, cosmochemistry, astrobiology). The number of merit grants will be limited, and these will cover only a portion of the cost of attendance, so students should pursue additional funding sources.
Delegates must meet these criteria:
- Students: must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university in the United States as of the date of the conference. Students who will graduate before August 2018 are not eligible.
- Post-docs: must be currently working at a university or institution in the U.S. and its territories as of August 2018. Post-docs must also provide proof that their post-doctoral scholarship does not already include travel funds
- Applicants must submit an abstract related to planetary sciences, i.e. work on the origin and history of solar system bodies (work on meteorites, Lunar rocks, sample returned from NASA missions, planetary analogues, experiments or modeling), or related to a NASA mission, or studying the potential for life elsewhere or of planetary resources for human space exploration.
- And - Must fulfill all application requirements listed below by 30 March 2018.
For all grant categories the following items must be submitted by 30 March 2018:
- Conference abstract (do NOT make payment at this time)
- Completed online application form
- Contact information for a referee, who will receive an email from the conference to submit a letter of reference (reference deadline 20 April)
- CV in PDF format (maximum of 2 pages)
- Budget plan: provide an estimate of travel, accommodation, meals, and registration/abstract fees
- A brief essay (less than 250 words) explaining why receiving support would be particularly useful to you, and any additional information you wish to add. U.S. students applying for need-based grants on the basis of being a member of an underrepresented group need to specify how they qualify within this essay.
Application Review Process
Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above will be automatically notified that they are not eligible. Once eligibility is verified, applications will be reviewed based on the quality of their abstracts, CVs, essays, and references. The conference hopes to notify applicants of decisions by 15 May, well in advance of the 12 June early registration deadline. Please note that if your application is not successful, then your abstract submission fee will become due.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information about this program.