The Goldschmidt Conference is the joint annual meeting of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Both societies are committed to making the conference accessible to students and early career scientists. The Goldschmidt Grant Program provides funding from a variety of sources to help students and early career scientists attend the meeting. The societies devote our own resources to these grants and well as seeking outside support. A major goal of the program is opening the meeting to scientists from countries and backgrounds that have often lacked the resources to participate.
The program provides waived registration fees and travel support in the following categories:
- Students and early career scientists who reside in countries designated by the World Bank as "low-income" or "lower-middle-income" economies.
- US-based students from underrepresented groups in the science and engineering student population, as designated by the NSF, in this case African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and Alaskans (with support from NSF).
- US-based students from non-PhD-granting institutions OR students from any US institution who are the first generation in their families to attend college (with support from NSF).
- Students pursuing graduate degrees and post-doctoral scholars working at universities or institutions in the U.S. and its territories who are engaged in planetary science research (with support from NASA).
The deadline to apply for a 2021 grant is February 1, 2021.