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Financial support

A participant can receive a maximum of two ECSTS and two ESTS during their career. In other words, applicants who have received two travel supports in a category in the past are not eligible to apply for that category again.

General information

Scientists who wish to apply for financial support must be the contact author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution, and they must submit an abstract by 1 December 2017. The EGU support selection committee will decide about awarding support to individual contributions by 22 December 2017. All applicants will be informed after the decision.

It is generally expected that authors of abstracts scheduled for presentation will secure their own funding for attending the conference.

However, a limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved to assist early career scientists in attending the conference. Financial support includes a registration fee waiver and a refund of the Abstract Processing Charge (APC) related to the abstract for which support was requested. Additionally, financial assistance towards travel expenditures may be provided at the discretion of the support selection committee to a maximum of €300.

Furthermore, a very limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved for assisting established scientists from low, lower middle, and upper middle income countries.

  • Please note, that the APC is also applied in case of support applications, but will be refunded if the support application is successful.
  • Each support grant is awarded to the contact author for a particular abstract. Should this abstract be withdrawn before the conference or should this abstract not be presented at the conference although the author who has been awarded is present at the conference, the financial support has to be returned, and the registration fee will be charged to the author's account.
  • Support grants are non-transferable.
  • Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support email will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2018.

Public application

Currently, the European Geosciences Union runs two different financial support schemes:

Early Career Scientist's Travel Support (ECSTS)

This grant includes a free registration together with a refund of the APC related to the abstract for which support was requested. Depending on the decision of the Support Committee, additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of €300 could be granted as well.

Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support email will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2018.

Established Scientist’s Travel Support (ESTS)

This grant includes a free registration together with a refund of the APC related to the abstract for which support was requested. Depending on the decision of the Support Committee, additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of €300 could be granted as well.

Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support email will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2018.

Eligibility

Early Career Scientist's Travel Support (ECSTS)

Travel support is for early career scientists. The nominee needs to satisfy the following criterion by 1 January of the year when the travel grant is presented: Be an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or a scientist who has received his or her highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years*.

*Provided parental leave fell into that period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, where appropriate.

Participants from low income countries in Europe are particularly encouraged to apply for travel support as dedicated funds are earmarked for this group. These countries include the following: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Established Scientist’s Travel Support (ESTS)

Additionally, a very limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved for assisting established scientists from low, lower middle, and upper middle income countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.

Evaluation procedure

All eligible abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Criteria Weight

How well does this contribution fit into the session it is submitted to?

10%

Is this contribution essential for the session being successful?

30%

Is the abstract clearly structured and scientifically sound?

25%

Are there conclusions and are they supported by data or analysis?

25%

How well is the abstract written (grammar, orthography)?

10%

Outline of evaluation procedure

Evaluation procedure diagram