• Program

    The Goldschmidt2018 program

  • Venue

    All about the venue and city

  • Exhibition

    Information for and about exhibitors and sponsors

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  • Early Career Events

    The Early career event program provides opportunities for less senior scientists to network and learn from volunteers from the community.

  • Field Trips

    Pre- and post-conference field trips

  • Socials

    Details of the upcoming social events at Goldschmidt2018

  • Workshops

    Pre-conference workshops


  • Budget Accommodation

    Accommodation in student halls at Boston University

  • Conference Locations

    Offsite locations for various events

  • Hotels

    The conference has special rates at several hotels in close proximity to the Hynes Convention Center. We encourage you to book early, as there are a limited number of rooms available.




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Student and Early Career Grants

EAG and GS 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 meet these criteria:

  • Either - 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.
  • Or - Early career scientists: must be working in a field related to geochemistry and have graduated in 2008 or later.
  • And - 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)
  • And - Must fulfill all application requirements listed below by 30 March 2018.

Eligibility: Merit Grants for US students

The GS is applying for 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 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.
  • Students 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.

Application Instructions

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

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 contact helpdesk@goldschmidt.info if you need more information about this program.

Apply for Grants

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