ICDP Training ‪‎Course

ICDP Training Course‬ on Lacustrine Sediment Drilling, 14-16 September 2015, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia.

This training course will touch upon relevant aspects of scientific drilling in lakes, including project planning and management, pre-site studies, drilling engineering, drill core handling and storage, on-site core analysis, downhole logging, data management, and post-drilling activities. The training course is recommended for master students, doctorate students and post-docs involved in scientific drilling.

Application Deadline: 30.06.15. Date of Notification: 10.07.15

Fully funded if application is successful.

More info: http://tinyurl.com/kmpl6qm


PAGES opportunities

  • Host the PAGES OSM/YSM in 2017: call for expressions of interest.
  • PAGES working group proposal: call now open.
  • PAGES meeting support – 3 categories: Official PAGES Working Group, Educational, and Open Call.

AMQUA Travel Fund: ECR attending the INQUA2015

AMQUA can provide $2000 towards travel support for one tenure-track early career scientist to attend the INQUA Congress in Nagoya, Japan from July 26th -August 2nd.


  1. An AMQUA Member;
  2. Have an accepted abstract for the 2015 INQUA Congress and are the presenting author;
  3. Are currently in a tenure-track position and are not yet tenured;

To apply:

Send a letter in pdf format requesting consideration for travel support, and include along with the letter your INQUA abstract, your planned travel budget, your planned involvement in the meeting, and a 2 page NSF-style biosketch (resume).

Please send this to  alisonjs@kent.edu   by April 3rd, with AMQUA Travel in the subject line.

Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST)

PAST invites applications for grants, bursaries, conferences and publications from researchers, educators and post-graduate students at African institutions in support of projects involving palaeoanthropology, palaeontology, archaeology and cognate disciplines. Five categories of funding are available:

  • Post-graduate degree support
  • Technical training and capacity support
  • Young African scientist development support
  • Research project support
  • Conference and publication support

Applicants are requested to download, complete and submit the application form which appears in the following link: http://www.past.org.za/index.php/programmes/applying-for-funds

EarthCube: Early Career Travel Grants

To help promote and disseminate EarthCube activities, and to cultivate the next generation of EarthCube participants, the EarthCube Engagement Team has established Early Career travel grants to provide funds for participation at meetings, workshops or conferences (e.g. professional meetings of AGU, GSA, Ocean Sciences, ESIP, etc.) where EarthCube-related work is to be presented or discussed.

Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Therefore, these grants have a rolling deadline, with review on the first of the month in May, August, November, and February. Applicants will be notified on (or about) the 15th of the month. Unsuccessful applications will be held over for a second review for one additional review period.

To apply & more details see: http://tinyurl.com/mhbnr6c