Funding opportunities

The Geochemistry Group offers a number of opportunities for funding, primarily for Ph.D student and early career researchers (ECRs). Below we outline each opportunity, and the frequency which they are considered. Application forms are available below. Contact Wes Fraser ( if you have any queries.

Meeting Attendance Bursaries

We realise that in the early stages of your research career funds can be tight, particularly with conference fees and accommodation. The intention of this funding is to assist your attendance at a conference, meeting etc. by helping with travel costs, or earlybird registration fees given the current COVID situation. Your research must fall within the remit of the Geochemistry Group, and preference will be given to members of the Mineralogical Society and/or Geological Society; Ph.D students with demonstrably limited resources nearing the end of their research; and researchers on limited institutional funding.

Reports of how previous travel bursaries have been spent by awardees can be found here.

There are three deadlines for Travel Bursaries each year: January 15th, May 15th, October 15th. Download the application form here.

Early Career Researcher Prominent Lecture Series

Early in your career it can sometimes be difficult to get the exposure for you and your research necessary to make the next big step in academia. We seek to assist this process by awarding one individual each year funding to deliver a tour of Great Britain and Ireland, presenting in a number prestigious institutions around GB/Ireland. You must currently hold a Ph.D and be registered as working at an institution within GB/Ireland.

There is one deadline for the ECR prominent lecture series each year: January 15th. Download the application form here.

Geochemistry Group Postdoctoral Medal

The GG Medal is awarded each year to a postdoctoral researcher employed on a temporary contract at an institution in GB/Ireland who has published outstanding research in a peer-reviewed journal within the field of geochemistry.

There is one deadline for the GG Medal each year: January 15th. Download the application form here.

Scientific Meeting Support

Running a meeting with a geochemical theme? We can offer some financial support to help enable keynotes and/or early career researchers attend your meeting.

There are three deadlines each year for the Scientific Meeting Support funding: January 15th, May 15th, October 15th. Download the application form here.

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