Young Researcher Travel Grant
The purpose of this award is to help fund (fully or in part) New Zealand early career Earth science researchers and PhD students to attend and present a talk or poster at their first international conference. The award will can contribute to registration, travel and accommodation costs. A maximum of $5000 will be awarded in any one year or granted to any one applicant, although applicants should expect values closer to $1000.
Nomination template link below.
The Young Researcher Travel Grant
1. The Young Researcher Travel
Grant was set up by the GSNZ Committee on the 11th June 2009. The funds
are to be derived from the surplus from the Society's annual conference
in each preceding year. The GSNZ committee will make a decision in
February or March whether the grant will be offered for that calendar
year, with the decision communicated to the membership in the next
Newsflash and on the GSNZ website.
The purpose of grant is to fund (fully or in part) one or more early
career geoscience researchers or PhD students to present at their first
overseas international conference or international workshop. The grant
will fund or contribute to funding of registration, travel and
‘international conference‘ or an ‘international workshop' is defined as
an internationally recognised geoscience conference or meeting, held
overseas from New Zealand. A student who has previously attended
conferences or workshops prior to starting their PhD or employment in
New Zealand is eligible to apply.
total value of a grant pool shall be a maximum of $5000 each calendar
year, with the exact amount to be voted upon by the GSNZ Committee in
February or March. It is highly unlikely that one applicant will receive
the full amount.
will be considered on merit in a maximum of two rounds during the course
of the year. Applications are due on June 1st and September 1st. After
the June round, the grant pool is not recharged until the following year
and therefore the September round will proceed at the GSNZ committee's
applications shall be sent to the Convenor of the Awards Subcommittee
who shall make recommendations to the Committee for ratification.
7. To be eligible to apply for the grant, applicants must:
a. Be current members of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand;
Be currently undertaking, or have recently completed, their PhD on a
geoscience topic at a New Zealand university or research institute; OR,
Be currently employed in a post-doctoral, lecturer/researcher or
similar position in the field of geosciences at a New Zealand university
or research institute ;
d. Be under the age of 35 years at the round cut off date and have completed their PhD within the last 5 years.
8. An application shall consist of:
a. A completed application form (available from the Society's website);
A one page covering letter outlining details of the conference or
workshop (including location and dates), and why attendance is important
to the applicant;
c. A one page budget that:
i. Itemises all cost of conference or workshop attendance;
Clearly denotes what the Society's funds sought will cover, and where
more than $1000 is being requested a quote and brief justification;
Clearly lists all other sources of funding being sought (or already
confirmed) or available to the applicant (e.g., departmental/company
support, grants offered by the event organisers, conference funds
available on project grants etc);
d. A one page academic CV.
e. One referee report endorsing the applicant's attendance at this particular conference or workshop.
f. A copy of the abstract of the paper/poster that the applicant plans to present;
Successful applicants are required to submit a report on the conference
or workshop to the Society's Awards subcommittee within 3 months of the
attendance. The applicant will also be encouraged to submit a summary
of the research to the GSNZ newsletter upon completion.
The nomination template is here.
Due date as advertised.
Young Researcher Travel Grant recipients
Stephanie Junior (Otago)
Mirja Heinrich (Auckland)
Australian Synchrotron New User Symposium.
Cities on Volcanoes Conference.
|2017 ||May Sas, Charline Lormand, Emanuele Giacalone, Elham Yousefzadeh, Sonja Bermudez, Rosie Cole||Attendance of the IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly, Volcano Geology Workshop and Urbino Summer School on Paleoclimatology.|
|2016||Not awarded|| |
|2015||Greer Gilmer (Otago), Braden Walsh (Massey), Katrina Sauer (Otago), Ben Hines (VUW) ||Southern Connections Congress, AGU, AGU and Urbino Summer School respectively.|
Cattrell (Canterbury), Latashia Wyering (Canterbury), Daniel Blake
(Canterbury), Claire Shepherd (VUW & GNS), Jack Williams (Otago)||World
Geothermal Congress, GSA conference, Cities on Vocanoes, Climatic and
Biotic events of the Paleogene, Gordon Research Conference and Workshop
|2013||Ben Moorhouse (Otago), Katrin Wellnitz (Otago), Kristina Pascher (VUW), Matt Maughan (Otago), Tom Czertowicz (Otago)||International workshop on Volcano geology, EGU, Climatic and Biotic events of the Paleogene, EGU, EGU respectively.|
|2012 ||Pontus Lurcock||To attend AGU|
|2011||Robert Tinkler (Massey University) ||Travel to INQUA|