CALL for GRANTS for the European Meeting of Young Geomorphologists (Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, 9-11 June 2023)

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 2 travel grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to support the participation of two Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in France, Switzerland and Italy) who are willing to take part in the European Meeting of Young Geomorphologists (Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France, 9–11 June 2023). The preference will be given to applicants for countries without young geomorphologists groups. The meeting is organised by the Young Geomorphologists of the Swiss, French and Italian Geomorphological Societies under the auspices of the IAG.
The meeting will gather young researchers interested in geomorphology. The event will focus on regional-scale studies, including the interactions between climate change, human societies and landscape evolution in fluvial, periglacial and glacial environments. The program of the meeting involves: i) a conference, where the participants will present their research, and ii) a two-days excursion in Chamonix Valley and Veny Valley to discover the fluvial and periglacial geomorphology in alpine environments.
For further information on the meeting, please visit:
https://geomorphology.ch/en/uuid/i/c16027ac-85c2-57c8-b2df-510bacd9c3a2-European_Young_Geomorphologists_Meeting

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files up to Monday 20 February 2023:

  • Application form (.pdf/.doc);
  • Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including no more than 10 papers;
  • Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
  • Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the event.

Files should be submitted to:

Anita Bernatek-Jakiel and Efthimios Karymbalis, IAG Training Officers
e-mail: iaggrants@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 2023”)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. 

Prof. Efthimios Karymbalis          Dr. Anita Bernatek-Jakiel
IAG Training Officer                     IAG Training Officer
karymba@hua.gr          anita.bernatek@uj.edu.pl

 

*Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who have received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

Reports by IAG Grant Holders – ICG 2022 Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists (17-20 September 2022, Guimarães, Portugal)

Attendees of the post-conference intensive course with Prof. Sílvio Rodrigues (photo from Flávio Fernandes).

The 10th International Conference on Geomorphology took place in Coimbra (Portugal) on 12-16 September 2022. The IAG, the European Geoscience Union (EGU) and the French Geomorphology Group (GFG) offered grants to 19 Young Geomorphologists totaling 22,500€, for them to attend that event, as well as the post-conference intensive course. Find a summary of the grant distribution in the table below.

Concerning the conference, all grant holders emphasized the great organisation, from the conference venue to the catering provided. They also appreciated the opportunity to discover Portugal, and especially the city of Coimbra – either through the guided trip or individually.
All grant holders reported on the high-quality of the oral presentations and posters during the whole week, as well as inspiring keynote lectures. They considered that ICG2022 was a wonderful opportunity for them to present their recent research projects, but also to learn about the novelties in each of their fields of research. The event was especially fruitful in helping to strengthen their network and build new collaborations.

The post-conference intensive course definitely left grant holders with awesome memories. Activities were diverse (lectures, practical courses, field trips) and organised in a professional environment that made this course very productive for everyone. Besides the professional point of view, they emphasized the outstanding landscapes and the friendly atmosphere among students and organisers.

Overall, the grant holders are thankful to the IAG, the EGU and the GFG for their grants, as for some of them their participation in the conference and intensive course would not have been possible otherwise. They encourage every Young Geomorphologist around the world to apply for such grants, as it opens a wide range of opportunities – both from a professional and personal points of view.

Find all the reports in .pdf here.

Reports by IAG Grant Holders – BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 5-8th December 2022)

The workshop attendees with Prof. John Wainwright (photo from the report of Maƚgorzata Szczypińska).

Maƚgorzata Szczypińska and Alessia Sorrentino were awarded grants of 300€ each to attend the Post-Graduate Training Workshop organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), more specifically Dr. Lucy Clark and Prof. John Wainwright. With this grant, they stayed four days in Windsor (UK) at the Cumberland Lodge. Their full reports can be found in PDF here:

They both highlight the great working environment at Cumberland Lodge, which gave off “professionalism combined with a friendly, supportive atmosphere”.  They were also very happy with the content of the lectures: topics were “important” and sometimes “not always discussed”, for instance the presence of predatory journals in the system of research publication. Concerning the socialisation, Alessia judged “crucial” the numerous activities and breaks with the groups, and Maƚgorzata appreciated to “confront [his] research experiences” with other PhD students. Overall, they both report a very good experience, which notably helped them to “feel more comfortable with [their] skills” and gave them “tips and tricks” to help them during the completion of their PhD.

CALL for GRANTS for the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) Workshop, at the 6th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP) 2023 (Puigcerdà, Spain, 18–22 June)

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) announces the offering of 2 travel grants of 350 € (three hundred and fifty Euros) to support the participation of two Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in Spain) in the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN) Workshop at the 6th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2023) (Puigcerdà, Spain, 18–22 June 2023).

The aim of the PYRN organisation is to gather young permafrost researchers to network and share ideas on the latest scientific discoveries on permafrost. The meeting will be held at the Museu Cerdà in Puigcerdà, Spain. The Workshop and social event will focus on training and networking specifically young permafrost scientists. The event will involve a whole day of workshops on both technical and soft skills. The program of the Workshop involves: i) half day of talks on permafrost-related scientific topics; ii) half day of talks on soft-skills topics, e.g., writing proposals, pursuing a permafrost career outside academia.

For further information on the event, please visit: http://eucop2023.com/

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files up to Monday 6 February 2023:

  • Application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including no more than 10 papers related to the Conference themes;
  • Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
  • Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Anita Bernatek-Jakiel and Efthimios Karymbalis, IAG Training Officers
e-mail: iaggrants@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “PYRN Workshop 2023”)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants feel free to contact the IAG Training Officers.

 

Prof. Efthimios Karymbalis          Dr. Anita Bernatek-Jakiel
IAG Training Officer                     IAG Training Officer
karymba@hua.gr          anita.bernatek@uj.edu.pl

 

*Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who have received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

CALL for GRANTS for the 3rd IAG-DENUCHANGE Working Group Workshop 2023 (Haifa, Israel, 13-16 March)

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) announces the offering of 2 travel grants of 450 (four hundred and fifty Euros) to support the participation of two Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in Israel) in the 3rd IAG-DENUCHANGE-2023 Working Group Workshop (Haifa, Israel, 13–16 March 2023).

The meeting will take place at the University of Haifa, followed by two days of field trips, including geoarchaeological study sites, long and short-term denudation areas and various research sites along the Dead Sea shores. The Workshop aims to gather various Earth scientists from all around the world to contribute to a better understanding of the Earth surface systems, and to facilitate future collaboration. The program of the Workshop includes a special session dedicated to presentations given by Young Geomorphologists. During the Workshop, the Young Geomorphologists will have the opportunity to meet and engage discussions with scientists from various countries, and visit cutting-edge scientific study sites.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit: https://denuchange.wixsite.com/denuchange2023/home

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files up to Monday 16 January 2023:

  • Application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including no more than 10 papers related to the Conference themes;
  • Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
  • Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Anita Bernatek-Jakiel and Efthimios Karymbalis, IAG Training Officers
e-mail: iaggrants@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “IAG-DENUCHANGE-2023”)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officers.

Prof. Efthimios Karymbalis          Dr. Anita Bernatek-Jakiel
IAG Training Officer                     IAG Training Officer
karymba@hua.gr          anita.bernatek@uj.edu.pl

 

*Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who have received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

European Young Geomorphologists Meeting 2023 (9-11 June, Chamonix, France)

The IAG gave its auspices to the European Young Geomorphologists Meeting, to be held in Chamonix (France) from June 9th to 11th! This event is organised by the Young Geomorphologists of the Swiss Geomorphological Society, the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology, and the French Geomorphology Group. Its purpose is to gather the community of european young geomorphologists for them to present their work and discuss novel research in geomorphology.

The first day will be dedicated to oral presentations, and the two next days to field trips in the Chamonix and Veny Valleys. Registration is open to all young researchers, costs 40€ and is limited to 40 participants. Register and submit your abstract here (abstract submission deadline: March 15th). For more information, find the first circular here, and the event website here. If you have questions contact the young geomorphologists representatives for Switzerland (young@geomorphology.ch), Italy (italianyounggeomorphologists@gmail.com) and France (frenchyounggeomorph@gmail.com).

CALL for GRANTS for BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop 2022 (Windsor, UK, 5-8 December 2022)

The International Association of Geomorphologists offers 2 grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who are willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 5–8 December 2022). The Windsor workshop is only for PhD students who started in 2022. The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the IAG.

The course will provide PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they are facing the problems of research design etc. The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. Students will also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practicing researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive.

The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics attended and benefited from this course.

For further information on the Workshop, find the flyer here or visit the BSG website: https://www.geomorphology.org.uk/windsor-workshop/.

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before Monday 7 November 2022:

– Application form (.pdf, .docx);
– One page CV;
– Title and brief summary of PhD research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Anita Bernatek-Jakiel and Efthymios Karymbalis, IAG Training Officers.
e-mail: iaggrants@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “BSG Windsor 2022“)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

IAG Grants for the VIII Argentinean Congress of Quaternary and Geomorphology (San Juan, Argentina), 19-23 September 2022

The VIII Argentinean Congress of Quaternary and Geomorphology is a scientific meeting covering various subjects in paleoclimatology, sedimentology, cryosphere, geophysics and many others! It will take place in the San Juan province in Argentina, from September 19th to 23rd 2022 – find more information here: https://cacyg2022sj.com.ar.

The IAG is happy to offer 2 grants of 500€ each to help Young Geomorphologists* from Latin America (except those based in Argentina) to attend this meeting! Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before June 15th 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
  • certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
  • abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “IAG Grant – GEOCUAR_2022’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

*Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who have received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

IAG Grants for the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (Coimbra, Portugal), 12-16 September 2022

The 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG 2022) is organised on 12-16 September by the IAG, the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (APGeom), co-organised by the Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT), the Department of Geography and Tourism (University of Coimbra) and the Department of Earth Sciences (University of Coimbra), and co-sponsored by the European Geoscience Union (EGU) – find details here.

The IAG, the EGU and the French Geomorphology Group (GFG) offer respectively 15,000€, 6,000€ and 1,500€ as grants for Young Geomorphologists to attend this event in person. Note that:

  • priority will be given to Young Geomorphologists from less-favoured countries worldwide, and to applicants who intend to participate in the Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists;
  • applications from candidates who already received one or more IAG grants totaling 500€ or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible;
  • in recognition of the outstanding research carried out by the French geomorphologist Jean Tricart (1920-2003) in Latin America, Africa and Asia, one of the grant holders from these regions will be designated as the Tricart Scholar.

Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before 15th May:

  1. application form (.doc / .pdf);
  2. copy of valid passport of identity card;
  3. short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers related to the Conference themes;
  4. abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “IAG Grant – ICG Coimbra 2022”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

2nd Circular of the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research”, 28th June – 1st July 2022 (Borucino, Poland)

The date approaches for the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research” – the first symposium of the INQUA Peribaltic Working Group (PWG), co-organised by the Polish Association of Geomorphologists and supported by the IAG! From 28th June to 1st July, this event intended for Early Career Researchers includes oral presentations, field trips, workshops but also friendly social events. Find the second circular here.

Note that the initial location changed for Borucino (Poland) – everything else remaining unchanged.

End of registration, payment and abstract deadlines on April 30th (fees: 150 € for full-board). Register by sending an email to ecrperibaltic@gmail.com specifying: name/surname, affiliation and preliminary title of your presentation. Payment details, abstract formatting guide, and publishing invitations will be sent via e-mail to registered participants. Contact the organisers for further information.

Warning: the initial post is not up-to-date anymore as it mentioned the initial location of the event.

IAG Grants for the DELTA H Meeting (Ouro Preto, Brazil), 12-15 April 2022

The DELTA H 2022, a scientific meeting focused on landscape evolution, will take place in Ouro Preto (Brazil) from April 12th to 15th! Find details here: http://www.geomorph.org/2022/02/delta-h-meeting-ouro-preto-brazil-12-15-april-2022/.

To help Young Geomorphologists to attend this meeting in person, the IAG offers two grants of 500 € each to two persons that pre-registered to the meeting (excepted YG from Brazil). Candidates for this IAG Grant are requested to submit the following files before March 2nd, 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
  • certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement).

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “DELTA H Meeting’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

16th International Young Geomorphologists’ Meeting of the German Young Geomorphologists (24-26th June 2022)

The German Young Geomorphologists are organising the 16th International Young Geomorphologists’ Meeting, on 24th to 26th of June 2022! This event will be held in person, in Bad Kreuznach (Germany).

The meeting will be an opportunity for young researchers in Geomorphology (and related fields) to present their work of BSc, MSc and PhD during oral or poster sessions. The meeting will provide a forum to promote fruitful discussions with other young scientists, to solve any issue you are encountering, or simply to have feedback on your work!

In addition, a field trip will be held to learn about the geomorphological context of the surroundings of Bad Kreuznach. Keynote lectures will also be given by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli and PD Dr. Tobias Ullmann, on various topics in geomorphology. You can also register to attend the workshop on “Digital Terrain Methods” that will take place after the meeting, on 27th June.

Register by sending an email to jgtreffen@gmail.com, for a price of around 50€! Be careful as full vaccination and/or recovery certificate, as well as possible testing, is mandatory – documents will be strictly checked by the organisers. Find more information here

Reports by IAG Grant Holders – BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021)

The workshop attendees and organisers: Dr. Lucy Clarke, Prof. Thomas Coulthard, Prof. John Wainwright (photograph: Marin Mićunović).

 

Marin Mićunović and Marta Zocchi were awarded grants of 300€ each to attend the Post-Graduate Training Workshop organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG). With this grant, they stayed four days in Windsor (UK) at the Cumberland Lodge. Their full reports can be found in PDF here:

Overall, they had a very good time at the workshop. Marin’s report highlights the diversity of activities: lectures, group meeting, practical work in programming/modelling, discussions about writing & publishing papers… He also enjoyed the numerous “coffee/tea breaks or meeting in the lodge bar”, that allowed to “make new contacts, build friendships, and share ideas and plans”. Marin and Marta both emphasized the organisation, as well as the atmosphere which was “friendly”, with a “warm welcome”. Marta ends her report saying that she “highly recommend(s) this splendid experience”.

IAG Grants for the Youth Symposium “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research”, June 28th – July 1st 2022

The Inqua Peribaltic Working Group (PWG) and the Polish Association of Geomorphologists with the IAG are supporting the organisation the first PWG Youth Symposium on the topic of “Geomorphology in Quaternary Research” on June 28th – July 1st (more details here).

The IAG is happy to announce that two grants of 300 € each will be awarded to two Young Geomorphologists to attend this event in person. Candidates for the IAG grants are requested to submit the following files before February 28th, 2022:

  • application form (.doc / .pdf);
  • one-page CV;
  • title and brief summary of research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer
iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject: “Youth Symposium ‘Geomorphology in Quaternary Research’”)
The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

Report on the IGI YGF 2nd Intensive Training Program for the Young Geomorphologists

The Young Geomorphologists Forum (YGF) of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI) organised its 2nd Intensive Training Program for Young Geomorphologists. The conveners were Dr. Sayantan DAS (Department of Geography, Dum Dum Motijheel College, India) and Dr. Suvendu ROY (Department of Geography, KGTM, India).

This event was held online on 1-2 November 2021, with 8 courses divided into 4 technical sessions covering various topics like Paleoclimate, Geochronology or Natural Hazards.

In all, 240 Young Geomorphologists attended this Program: 177 from India, and 63 coming from 32 different countries. Find the full report of Surajit KUNDU here.

CALL for IAG GRANTS for the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop

CALL for IAG GRANTS for the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop

Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 2 grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who are willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 6-9th December 2021). PhD students at an early stage of their PhD programme are encouraged to apply. The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course will provide PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they were wrestling with the problems of research design etc.

The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics have been and benefited from this course!

The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. Students will also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practicing researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair normally gives an entertaining evening talk.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit:

https://www.geomorphology.org.uk/workshops/windsor-postgraduate-workshop-2021

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before Monday 15 November 2021:

– Application form doc, PDF

– One page CV

– Title and brief summary of PhD research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Training Officer

e-mail: iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (e-mail subject “BSG_Windsor2021”)

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

2nd Intensive Training Program of the Indian Young Geomorphologists Forum – 1-2 November 2021

The Indian Young Geomorphologists Forum organises its 2nd Intensive Training Programme for Young Geomorphologists on 1 & 2 November 2021. Held as an online event, you will hear talks from geomorphologists from around the world, focused on the following topics:

  • Paleoclimate and fluvial response
  • Geochronology
  • Process-based studies in glacial landscapes
  • UAV-based mapping
  • Field experiences in extreme environment
  • Career in Geomorphology

Register for free before 29th October following this link: https://forms.gle/HeQrWTq1G2T3U7r47. The selected participants will be notified by email on 30th October. Find more information in the final circular, or in the detailed program!

Reports by Grant Holders – IAG Grants for RCG in Athens (19-21 September 2019)

Eight Young Geomorphologists were awarded grants by the IAG to attend the IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology (from 19 to 21 September 2019), as well as the 2nd IAG-EGU Intensive Course (from 22 to 27 September). Both were about “Geomorphology of Climatically and Tectonically sensitive areas”, and took place in Athens (Greece). Find five reports here:

As highlights on the Conference, Sayantan emphasises the organisation: “The program scheduling was efficiently handled by Prof. Niki Evelpidou and her team from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. A special acknowledgement is due for the group of students and scholars of the university, who worked relentlessly to make this event a success.” Sujay found that the four keynotes lectures “were without exception outstanding in content and presentation and was a real highlight of the conference”, a feeling shared by Pedro.

Overall, all Grant Holders praise the great organisation and content of the Intensive Course. Bachtiar highlights that this Course held “in a friendly environment” and allowed them to practise “lots of activities”. Shreya even states: “that training programme was the best training programme I had ever attended”.

CALL for GRANTS for the Mid-European Geomorphology Meeting 2021

The IAG announces the offering of 2 grants of 300€ to support the participation of two Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland), among those who applied to attend in person the Mid-European Geomorphology Meeting 2021 (Munich, Germany, 6-9 November 2021). The meeting will propose regular scientific sessions (6/7 November), with presentations focused on Geomorphology in a changing climate, but also on recent progress in various methods and techniques applied to geomorphology, such as dating, geophysical investigations, modelling, remote sensing… Other sessions will be audience-driven discussions on a broad range of subjects around geomorphology. The scientific sessions period will be followed by a Post-Conference Field Trip (8/9 November), focused on Pleniglacial and Lateglacial geomorphology, around many study sites (Ammersee, Karst Wetterstein Mountains, Zugspitze…).  For more information on the conference, including its program, click here.

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totaling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before 15 October 2021:
– Application form (in PDF or DOC);
– Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
– Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement);
– Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference.

The above mentioned documents should be submitted to the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (please specify IAG Grant – MGM2021 in the subject of the accompanying e-mail). An e-mail confirming the reception and eligibility of the application will be sent to each candidate. In case of missing reception of the confirmation e-mail, please contact the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com.

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer:

Marta Della Seta – IAG Training Officer – marta.dellaseta@uniroma1.it

Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who has received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

Reports by Grant Holders – 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

The International Association of Geomorphologists funded the participation of two young Planetary Geomorphologists in the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration held in Ushuaia, Argentina, 13-17 January 2020. The Conference was the latest in a continuing series of conferences intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the polar regions of Mars. The focus was also on terrestrial analogs that enhance the interpretation of remote sensing data from Mars, and on concepts for future missions. The IAG allocated 2 grants of 500€ that were awarded to the following candidates:

1) Mauro Gabriel SPAGNUOLO (Argentinian based in Argentina) whose full report is here.
2) Prakhar SINHA (Indian based in USA) whose full report is here.

Mauro Spagnuolo

Prakhar Sinha

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Report on 1st Intensive Training Programme for the Young Geomorphologists of India

The Young Geomorphologists Forum (YGF) was established under the banner of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists in November 2019. The IGI‒YGF organized a 4 day long Intensive Training Programme for The Young Geomorphologists of India from 2nd to 5th March 2020 in the Department of Geography, University of Calcutta, Kolkata–700019, India. Dr. Shreya Bandyopadhyay (President, IGI-YGF and Assistant Professor, Maharaja Nandakumar Mahavidyalaya, Vidyasagar University) and Dr. Sayantan Das (Vice-President, IGI-YGF and Assistant Professor, Dum Dum Motijheel College, West Bengal State University) were the event conveners. The event marked the newly launched ‘International Geomorphology Week’ for 2020.

The following are the highlights from the programme:
– 7 lectures
– 2 laboratory-based hands on exercises
– 1 field-based hands on exercise
– A day-long Field visit to the coastal areas of West Bengal, India

In all, 70 young geomorphologists from different parts of India attended this event. The participants came from nine states of India and a total of 24 universities and organisations were represented. Please see here for a full report.

CALL for GRANTS International Rock Coast Conference 2020

The International Association of Geomorphologists offers 1 grant of 400 euros to favour the participation of Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in Italy) in the International Rock Coast Conference 2020 (Trieste, Italy, 27-28 August 2020). The meeting is intended as a forum to discuss advances in the study of rock coasts and will include a range of presentations relevant to Rock Coast Geomorphology. The organizing committee, part of the IAG Working Group on Rocky Coasts, will review proposed papers and posters titles and abstracts, and, if successful the author(s) will be invited to present their work at the Conference.

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

 

The grant will include free registration to the Conference.

For further information on the Conference, please visit the website at:

http://www.irc2020.it/

 

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before 20 March 2020 (the IAG grant winner will benefit of an extension of the deadline for the abstract submission):

– Application form pdf;

– Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;

– Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement)

– Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference

 

The above mentioned documents should be submitted to the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (please specify IAG Grant – RockCoast2020) in the subject of the accompanying e-mail).

 

An e-mail confirming the reception and eligibility of the application will be sent to each candidate. In case of missing reception of the confirmation e-mail, please contact the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com.

 

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

 

Marta Della Seta

IAG Training Officer

marta.dellaseta@uniroma1.it

 

* Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who has received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

CALL for GRANTS Geomorphometry Conference 2020

The International Association of Geomorphologists offers 1 grant of 400 euros to favour the participation of Young Geomorphologists* worldwide (except those based in Italy) in the Geomorphometry Conference 2020 (Perugia, Italy, 22-26 June 2020). The event is hosted by the Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the Italian National Research Council (CNR IRPI) and the Department of Physics and Geology of the University of Perugia.

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

 

The grant will include free registration to attend the Conference.

For further information on the Conference, please visit the website at:

http://www.geomorphometry2020.org/homepage

 

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before 20 March 2020 (the IAG grant winner will benefit of an extension of the deadline for the abstract submission):

– Application form pdf;

– Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;

– Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement)

– Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference

 

The above mentioned documents should be submitted to the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (please specify IAG Grant – Geomorphometry2020) in the subject of the accompanying e-mail).

 

An e-mail confirming the reception and eligibility of the application will be sent to each candidate. In case of missing reception of the confirmation e-mail, please contact the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com.

 

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

 

Marta Della Seta

IAG Training Officer

marta.dellaseta@uniroma1.it

 

* Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who has received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

CALL for GRANTS 4th International Symposium of Living with Landscapes

The International Association of Geomorphologists offers 1 grant of 270 euros to favour the participation of Young Geomorphologists* based in Europe and Africa (except Egypt) in the 4th International Symposium of Living with Landscapes (Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt, 1-5 November 2020). The Symposium is organized by the Egyptian Society of Environmental Change (ESEC) with the auspices of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG).

Secondly, the call is extended to other YGs* from countries among the National Members of IAG with a regular position (payments of annual fees).

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

The grant will include free registration to attend all scientific sessions of the symposium for two days (2-3 November 2020) plus free one-day field trip on 4 November 2020, in addition to special price for accommodation between 1-5 November 2020 (20 euros/night in suitable hotel).

For further information on the Symposium, please visit the website at:

www.dahab2020.com

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before 20 March 2020:

– Application form pdf;

– Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;

– Certificate of the highest degree achieved (with the date of achievement)

– Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Symposium

The above mentioned documents should be submitted to the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (please specify IAG Grant – Dahab2020) in the subject of the accompanying e-mail).

An e-mail confirming the reception and eligibility of the application will be sent to each candidate. In case of non-receipt of the confirmation e-mail, please contact the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com.

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

Marta Della Seta

IAG Training Officer

marta.dellaseta@uniroma1.it

* Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who has received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

Reports by Grant Holders – IAG GRANTS for Windsor 9-12 December 2019

Gregor Luetzenburg and Francis Matthews were awarded grants by the IAG to attend the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop held in Windsor, UK from 9th to 12th December 2019. Their full reports can be found here:

Here are some highlights:

From Francis: “Upon arrival, the impressive buildings and outdoor grounds set a relaxing scene and give the feeling of being on a quintessential English country estate. After an initial gathering on Monday afternoon over one of many cups of tea and cake, we were given a talk about the rich history of Cumberland Lodge…”

From Gregor “Twenty-two early PhD students stayed in a royal ambience and we philosophized about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of our PhD projects.”

From Francis: “Alongside important learning, the workshop gave the brilliant opportunity to have fun and bond with other PhD colleagues”

From Gregor: “Delicious food as well as tea in the afternoon and beer in the evening offered the perfect framework to exchange ideas, network with fellow PhD students and chat about life in academia. “

Grants awarded to Young Geomorphologists for the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

The International Association of Geomorphologists offered 2 grants of 500 euros to favour the participation of Planetary Geomorphologists in the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration organized by the Planetary Science Institute- York University and the Space Research and Planetary Sciences-University of Bern, among others, with the support of the Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas (CADIC-CONICET). The Conference is the latest in a continuing series of conferences intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the polar regions of Mars. The focus will also be on terrestrial analogs that can enhance the interpretation of remote sensing data from Mars, and on concepts for future missions.

For further information on the Congress, please visit:https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/marspolar2020/

The selection for Grants was made by the international committee appointed by the IAG. The selection committee consisted of geomorphologists with affiliations not represented among the applicants. The IAG offered 2 grants of 500€ that have been awarded to the following candidates:
1) Mauro Gabriel SPAGNUOLO (Argentinian based in Argentina)
2) Prakhar SINHA (Indian based in USA)
Congratulations to them!

CALL for GRANTS for BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop 2019

CALL for IAG GRANTS for the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop

Windsor, UK, 9-12th December 2019

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) offers 2 grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who are willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 9-12th December 2019). PhD students at an early stage of their PhD programme are encouraged to apply. The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course will provide PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they were wrestling with the problems of research design etc.

The workshop has been running at the fantastic Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park for over 30 years – many notable researchers and academics have been and benefited from this course!

The content is non-technical, but provides training in project management, group work, dealing with large data sets, fieldwork, lab and numerical modelling, gaining funding as well as publication and future career development. Students will also meet a wide variety of academics and facilitators who are practicing researchers as well as the BSG postgrad representatives on the Executive. The BSG chair normally gives an entertaining evening talk.

The cost of the course is heavily subsidised for BSG postgraduate research members (non members need to join the BSG at the excellent value postgraduate rate of £45 for four years). This provides full evening meals, lunches, tea/coffee breaks (Monday afternoon to Thursday lunchtime) and accommodation in the ‘up market’ environment of Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. As well as being a former home to royalty, Cumberland lodge features in several feature films including the Kings Speech.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit the BSG website at:

https://www.geomorphology.org.uk/workshops/windsor-postgraduate-workshop-2019

Candidates for IAG GRANTS are requested to submit the following files before 8 NOVEMBER 2019:

  • Application form linked here PDF DOC
  • One page CV
  • Title and brief summary of PhD research project.

Files should be submitted to:

Marta Della Seta, IAG Executive Committee Member

e-mail: iaggrantoffice@gmail.com

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG/AIG Executive Committee.

Prof. Marta Della Seta

IAG Training Officer

CALL for GRANTS for the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

Call for Grants for the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration

Ushuaia, Argentina, 13-17 January 2020

The International Association of Geomorphologists offers 2 grants of 500 euros to favour the participation of Young Geomorphologists* (Planetary Geomorphologists) from Latin America but not mainly based in Argentina in the 7th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration organized by the Planetary Science Institute- York University and the Space Research and Planetary Sciences-University of Bern, among others, with the support of the Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas (CADIC-CONICET).

Secondly, the call is extended to other YGs* (Planetary Geomorphologists) from the National Members of IAG with a regular position (annual fees have been paid and are therefore listed on our website).

Applications from candidates who already achieved one or more IAG grants totalling 500 euros or more in the past 3 years will not be eligible.

The Conference is the latest in a continuing series of conferences intended to promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas regarding the polar regions of Mars. This group is international and interdisciplinary, and welcomes any interested scientist with relevant theoretical, experimental, or field experience. The focus will also be on terrestrial analogs that can enhance the interpretation of remote sensing data from Mars, and on concepts for future missions.

For further information on the Congress, please visit:

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/marspolar2020/

Applicants (with a specific interest in Planetary Geomorpology to be proved by their CV) are requested to submit the following files before 15 November 2019:

  • Application form linked here: PDF, DOC;
  • Short CV (maximum 2 pages long), including up to 10 papers;
  • Abstract submitted (or to be submitted) to the Conference

The above mentioned documents should be submitted to the IAG grant office at iaggrantoffice@gmail.com (please specify IAG Grant – MarsPolar2010) in the subject of the accompanying e-mail).

The selection of candidates will be carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee. For further information on the IAG Grants, feel free to contact the IAG Training Officer.

Marta Della Seta

IAG Training Officer

marta.dellaseta@uniroma1.it

* Undergraduate or postgraduate – Masters/PhD students or scientists who has received their highest degree, i.e. 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.

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