Meeting Assistance Program

The Meeting Assistance Program was established in 2002 to support geochemistry sessions/symposia at any scientific conference of geochemical relevance. Deadlines for applications are March 31 and September 30 every year. Two sponsorships of $2,500 each will be awarded following both deadlines, for a total of four per year. Applications will be reviewed by the Program Committee and funds distributed to selected applicants in the month following the deadlines.

Applications should be submitted to and should include at a minimum:

  • The name, institution and contact information of the symposium organizer(s)
  • Symposium description
  • Symposium budget
  • Description of how the MAP funds will be used
  • Description of how the symposium will acknowledge the MAP sponsorship

Applications are reviewed and approved by the Program Committee. Awards are distributed in United States dollars and must be distributed to an organization (not an individual). The applicant of a funded program should also expect to write up a post-symposium report for publication in Elements Magazine and/or Geochemical News.

2019 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Gordon Research Conference: Processes and Outcomes of Material
Recycling Between Earth's Surface and Interior
2-7 June 2019; South Hadley, MA, USA
Roberta Rudnick
$2000 The Next 100 Years of Mineral Sciences
20-21 June 2019; Washington, DC, USA
Peter J. Heaney
$1000 Frontiers in Marine Organic Geochemistry
April 2019, Delmenhorst, Germany
Carol Arnosti
$1000 Gordon Research Seminar: Interior of the Earth
1-2 June 2019; South Hadley, MA, USA
Neala Creasy and Elvira Mulyukova
$1000 Isotopes 2019: The Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Stable Isotope Sciences
7-12 July 2019, Raitenhaslach, Germany
Martin Elsner
2018 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Geobiology
20-21 January 2018; Galveston, TX, USA
Leslie Robbins
$2000 Gordon Research Conference: Deep Carbon Science in the Context of Geologic Time
17-22 June 2018; Bryant University, RI, USA
Craig Manning
$2000 RiMG Short Course: High Temperature Gas – Solid Reactions in Earth and Planetary Processes
9-11 August 2018; Boston, MA, USA
Penelope King
$2000 Mineral-Hosted Melt Inclusions: How Do We Read The Stories They Have To Tell?
11-12 August 2018; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA
Glenn Gaetani
2017 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Petrochronology: Methods and applications (RiMG)
22-23 April, 2017; Vienna, Austria
Pierre Lanari
$2000 Meeting of Ethiopian geochemistry professionals to organize an inventory of geochemical analytical instruments in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dereje Ayalew
$2000 Gordon Research Conference: Chemical and Dynamical Evolution of Earth's Deep Interior
4-9 June, 2017; South Hadley, MA, USA
Ed Garnero
$2000 Gordon Research Conference: Chemical Oceanography
23-28 July, 2017; New London, NH, USA
Karen Casciotti
$2000 Petrochronology: Methods and applications (RiMG)
20-21 October, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA
Matthew Kohn
2016 MAP Sponserships
$2000 4th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry
11-15 July, 2016; Durham, UK
Amy Riches
$2000 Pan American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI) XIII Conference
24-26 May, 2016; Columbia, MO, USA
Martin Appold
$2000 Meeting of Ethiopian geochemistry professionals to establish a national association
November 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dereje Ayalew
$2000 RiMG: Measurements, Theories and Applications of non-Traditional Stable Isotopes
11-12 December, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA
Fang-Zhen Teng
2015 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on the Interior of the Earth: Surface Connections
7-12 June, 2015; South Hadley, MA, USA
Marc Hirschmann
$2000 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Chemical Oceanography
26-31 July 2015; Holderness, NH, USA
Angelos Hannides
$2000 RIMG Short Course: Pore Scale Geochemical Processes
15-16 August 2015; Prague, Czech Republic
Carl Steefel
2014 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Interfacial Phenomena in Environmental Biogeochemistry: Fundamentals, Methos, and Significance
15-22 November 2014, Cancun, Mexico
Grant Ferris
$2000 The geological consequences of measuring mantle radiogenic heating: Future directions for neutrino geosciences
30 June - July 1 2014, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Bill McDonough
2013 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Isotopes 2013 - Isotope effects across diciplines
16-21 June 2013, Sopot, Poland
Martin Elsner
$2000 EnvironMetal Isotopes 2013 (EMI 2013)
18-23 August 2013, Ascona, Switzerland
Jan Wiederhold
$2000 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on the Interior of the Earth
2-7 June 2013, South Hadley, MA, USA
Barbara Romanowicz
2012 MAP Sponserships
$1000 Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Isotopes in the Biological and Chemical Sciences
5-10 February 2012, Galveston, TX, USA
Vernon Anderson
$2000 DIPPI-C Workshop
8-10 August 2012, Durham, UK
Chris Brodie
2010 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Thermo2010 - 12th International Conference on Thermochronology
16-20 August 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Kate Dobson
$2000 2010 Fall AGU Session - Application of Isotope and Genetic Platforms to Develop Spatial and Temporal Perspectives in Ecosystem Ecology
13 December 2010, San Francisco, CA, USA
Peggy Ostrom
2009 MAP Sponserships
$2000 RIMG short course: The Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction
19-21 June 2009, Davos, Switzerland
Eric Oelkers
$2000 Unknown Knowns and Known Unknowns: Chemical Oceanography in a Changing World
23-26 February 2009, Savannah, GA, USA
William Savidge
2008 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Penrose conference: Plumes and Their Role in Whole Mantle Convection and Recycling
17-21 September 2008, Pico, The Azores
Simon Turner
$1000 Goldschmidt 2008: Symposium Highlighting Recent Advances in Fundamental Research of Biogeochemical Processes in Subsurface Environment
13-18 July 2008, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Daniel Giammar
2007 MAP Sponserships
$2000 International Conference on Evolution, Transfer and Release of Magmas and Volcanic Gases (MAG2007)
22-27 April 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
Georg Zellmer
2003 MAP Sponserships
$2000 Symposium on New Approaches in Marine Organic Biogeochemistry: a Tribute to the Life and Science of John I. Hedges
28-30 August 2003, Friday Harbor, WA, USA
Cindy Lee
$1500 226th ACS Fall Meeting: Arsenic Research Symposium
7-11 September 2003, New York, NY, USA
Peggy O'Day
$500 Pardee Keynote Symposium. Modeling Metamorphism: Petrology, Geochemistry and Tectonics
2-5 November 2003, Seattle, WA, USA
Michael Brown
$2000 (WRI-11) Water-Rock Interaction Symposia
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Susan Brantley