Travel grant awards announced for three early-career geoscientists

September 15, 2020
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Three geoscientists working in tectonics, water flow of aquifers and the evolution of the lithosphere and mantle are the recipients of the 2019 round of the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme announced recently.

The researchers will use the travel grant to attend international conferences and conduct field and laboratory work in collaboration with researchers in the UK, US and Canada. They will share a funding pool of around $15,000.

The recipients announced by the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) and the Academy are:

  • Dr Derya Gürer—Lecturer, University of Queensland, whose research relates to tectonics and the evolution of Earth's lithosphere at various spatio-temporal scales.
  • Dr Dylan Irvine—Senior Lecturer, Flinders University, whose research involves measurements of water temperature to determine water flow, including flow in aquifers and the interaction between groundwater and surface water.
  • Dr Timothy Chapman—Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of New England, who investigates the formation and evolution of the lithosphere and mantle using a mix of igneous and metamorphic petrology.

2020 round now open

The next round for this travel grant funding is now open for Australian and New Zealand geoscientists in the early stages of their careers.

Opportunities the grant may allow include undertaking field work in appropriate areas, visiting and working with appropriate international experts, inspecting appropriate mines or other geoscientific features such as type localities, and contributing to professionally organised geoscientific conferences or conventions. To find out more, read about previously awarded Travel Grants.

In acknowledgement that travel restrictions brought about by the COVID19 pandemic have affected plans, the closing date for which the proposed travel must be taken has been extended. In addition to travel delay, 2020 applicants for the grants are encouraged to detail innovative ways they can conduct their international research, laboratory and field work as part of their applications.

The travel grants are made possible through a trust fund administered by the AGC and the Academy, which was initiated after the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane in August 2012.

Apply or find out more about this opportunity.

© 2020 Australian Academy of Science

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