The Geochemical Society would like to announce a new program to support initiatives aimed at promoting networking, educational activities, analytical training or capacity building related to geochemistry in countries with low and lower-middle-income economies (as defined by the World Bank). Such initiatives may include development of national and regional networks between universities, colleges, government agencies and/or industry, university level summer schools and field courses, and small lecture tours. The program could also partially support internships of students, researchers and technical staff in laboratories where they can learn to operate and maintain equipment possessed or soon to be acquired by their home institutions. Grants of up to $2,500 are available. The deadline will be September 30 of each year.
Applications should include:
• The name and institution of the principal applicant
• The names, institutions and roles of other participants
• A brief (approximately one page) description of the project
• A budget explaining how the funds will be used
• Any longer term or sustainable benefits expected from the funding
If possible, applications should be written in English, but those written in other languages will also be considered. Applicants concerned about the clarity of the English in their application are encouraged to include a version of the text written in another language.
Applications will be reviewed by the GS Outreach 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 brief report a year after funding for publication in Elements magazine and/or Geochemical News.