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AGC Travel Grants

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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31 October

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The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) and Australian Academy of Science (AAS) have opened a new round of major grants to support early-career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists to travel overseas to work with global scientific experts, and progress research, in a wide range of critical Geoscience subject areas.
Research supported by the grants is anticipated to bring significant benefits to the people of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Previous grant rounds in 2015 and 2016 supported recipients’ travel to undertake:

  • cutting edge research into what triggers volcanoes
  • field-based research into the potentially-explosive hazards posed by the interaction of magma with water in volcanic fields in Arizona
  • research on volcanic lava domes in Chile, to assist with risk assessment of future lava dome eruptions in New Zealand
  • state-of-the-art earthquake experiments in a Paris laboratory
  • research into novel approaches to the underground storage of carbon dioxide
  • research using a drone to map and understand the link between brown coal and weed expansion on sand-dunes in New Zealand, in order to better understand past climate change

The grants have also supported:

  • research into more accurate methods of timing major geological events
  • the planning of an oceanographic survey of deep-sea volcanoes
  • research into an improved understanding of New Zealand gold deposits
  • work to determine the geological pathways by which Australian mineral deposits have formed
  • participation in geological mapping work in Papua New Guinea

The grants are being offered by the AGC (Australia’s peak body for more than 8000 Geoscientists) and AAS under the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists.

For the 2017 travel grant applications, additional funds are available to early-career Geoscientists who propose to make a significant contribution to the Australian Geoscience Council Convention to be held in Adelaide in October 2018 ( This will be the first time that all of Australia’s major Geoscience organisations will come together under the AGC umbrella to address Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience.

Applications for the 2017 grants round are now open, and close on 31 October.

More information here