International Geological Congress travel grant scheme


The Academy and Australian Geoscience Council are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 round of the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists:

  1. Sarah Moron, Sydney University  – travel to a Tectonics and Surface Processes workshop in the US and a research visit to collect data that constrain her numerical models of delta formation, plus partial funding for AGC Convention where she is co-convening a session.
  2. Matthew Ferguson, University of Tasmania  – sampling of unaltered basal lavas at Olympic Dam to improve models of their genesis, plus visit to the University of Adelaide and Geological Survey of South Australia
  3. Amy Parker, Curtin University - visit to USGS to work on InSAR data analysis, a method with wide-ranging potential applications beyond volcano hazard modelling.
  4. Grant Cox, University of Adelaide  - laboratory visit to continue development of an analytical technique with relevance to basin exploration.


Specific funding is available to provide Australian and New Zealand geoscientists in the early stages of their careers with opportunities to travel internationally to further their careers as geoscientists by, for example, participating in professionally organised geoscientific conferences or conventions, undertaking field work in appropriate areas, visiting and working with appropriate international experts, inspecting appropriate mines or other geoscientific features such as type localities, etc.

Application details are available through the Australian Geoscience Council’s website.

For further information contact
National Committees Office
Phone: 02 6201 9456

This scheme is funded by the 34th International Geological Congress Fund and is operated in collaboration with the Australian Geoscience Council.

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