IAG GRANTS for IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology Gradualism vs catastrophism in landscape evolution, Barnaul (Russia), 2-4 July 2015

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered a number of grants to YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS (under 35 years old) who were willing to take part in the Regional Conference on Geomorphology to be held in Barnaul (Russia) on 2-4 July 2015.

The grants were offered to young scientists from less favoured countries of ASIA and EAST EUROPE, with a Purchasing Power Parity below 21,000 International Dollars (according to the World Development Indicators database, World Bank, updated 6 November 2014. For details see http://databank.worldbank.org/data/download/GNIPC.pdf– right column).

The IAG Regional Conference in Russia is organized by IAG jointly with the Russian Association of Geomorphologists (RuAG) and will be hosted by the Altai State University. An Intensive Course for Young Geomorphologists will be integrated into the post-conference fieldtrip in the form of discussions and seminars on the issues presented during the fieldtrip.
For further information on the Conference, please visit the website: http://iag2015.rurs.net/

The IAG/AIG has allocated 6,000 euros to this initiative. The amount of single grants will depend on the country of origin (or place of residence) and on estimated financial needs of the grant winners. The grants are intended to cover (at least partially) travel costs to and from Barnaul, accommodation during the Conference. In addition, the Organizing Committee will waive the Conference registration fee. The  participation in the Intensive Course included in the post-conference field-trip is highly recommended and the intention to participate in the Course has been considered as a preferential title in the selection of the applicants.

The selection of candidates has been carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

10 applications from 5 countries were received for the grants available.
8 applications were eligible and 2 non-eligible since the applicants were from Russia (which has a PPP over the fixed threshoid of 21,000 international dollars).

Finally, 6 IAG-grants have been awarded to the Young Geomorphologists reported below (in alphabetical order):

  1. Shreya BANDYOPADHYAY (India) Report
  2. Kapil GHOSH (India) Report
  3. Iliyan KOTSEV (Bulgaria) Report
  4. Diganta KUMAR (India) Report
  5. Archana PATIL (India) Report
  6. Yuanyuan ZHOU (China) Report

 

Mauro Soldati
IAG Vice-President and Training Officer
soldati@unimore.it

IAG GRANTS for BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop, Windsor, UK, 8-11 December 2014

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered 2 grants of 250 (two-hundred-fifty) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who took part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 8-11 December 2014). PhD students at an early stage of their PhD programme were encouraged to apply. The Workshop was organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course provided 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. There were sessions about starting research, designing research projects, methodological issues, modelling, fieldwork problems and remedies, presentations techniques, time management, and workshops for project organisation and discussion of individual projects.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit the BSG website at: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/postgraduates/windsor

The IAG grants were awarded to:

  • Calogero SCHILLACI (Italy/Germany) Report
  • Laura VEZZOLA (Italy) Report

    Mauro Soldati
    IAG Vice-President and Training Officer
    soldati@unimore.it

 

IAG GRANTS for the International Conference on Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazard, Padua, Italy, 18-19 November, 2014

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered 2 grants of 250 Euros each to PhD students in Geomorphology from Europe (except Italy) who were willing to take part in the Conference on Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards , to be held in Padua, Italy, on 18-19 November 2014.
The Conference provided an opportunity to discuss multi-hazard risks and multi-disciplinary research results on the effects of changing of hydro-meteorological risks and their effects on planning strategies. The conference focused 1) on natural hazard process understanding and innovative methodologies for quantitative hazard and risk forecasts, and 2) on the integration of engineering, socio-economic and human sciences in risk management and prevention planning in practice.
The Conference represented the culmination of the EC projects CHANGES (www.changes-itn.eu) and IncREO (www.increo-fp7.eu) and provided a forum for exchange of ideas related to effective risk management strategies.

Mauro Soldati
IAG Vice-President and Training Officer
soldati@unimore.it

 

IAG GRANTS for the International Workshop “Geomorphosites, lever of local socio-economic development. From European experiences to Maghrebian and African projects”, Beni Mellal, Morocco, 2-4 October, 2014

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 1 grant of 500 Euros to a Young Geomorphologist from a Northern African or Sub-saharian country (except Morocco) who is willing to take part in the Workshop on Geomorphosites to be hosted by the University Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal (Morocco) on 2-4 October 2014, and the related Intensive Course organised by IAG Working Group on Geomorphosites on 1st October 2014.

The objective of the Workshop is to enable geomorphology experts and local actors from the Maghreb and African countries to build upon existing European experiences in material recovery and socio-economic development and try to adapt these experiences to requirement on the ground. The Workshop is intended for both academics and the regional planning stakeholders and decision makers to reflect on the role of the geomorphosites in the local socio-economic development. The Intensive Course will deal with definitions and characterstics of geomorphosites, as well as various investigation methods (assessment and mapping).

Priority will be given to applicants who have a special interest in the field of geomorphosites, to be proved by their CV.

The Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee received 2 applications and assigned the grant to:

Dr. Tarek BEN FRAJ from Tunisia Report

Mauro Soldati
IAG Vice-President and Training Officer
soldati@unimore.it

 

IAG GRANTS for BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop, Windsor, UK, 9-12 December 2013

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered 2 grants of 300 (three-hundred) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who were willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 9-12 December 2013). PhD students at an early stage of their PhD programme have been encouraged to apply. The Workshop was organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course provided 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. There have been sessions about starting research, designing research projects, methodological issues, modelling, fieldwork problems and remedies, presentations techniques, time management, and workshops for project organisation and discussion of individual projects.

For further information on the Workshop, please visit the BSG website at: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/postgraduates/windsor

IAG-GRANT HOLDERS

  1. Karoline MESSENZEHL (Germany) Report
  2. Mariacristina PRAMPOLINI (Italy) Report

The selection of candidates has been carried out by a Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee.

Mauro Soldati
IAG Vice-President and Training Officer

 

IAG GRANTS for the 8th International Conference on Geomorphology Paris, France, 27-31 August 2013

A remarkable number of applications for IAG grants for the Paris Conference was received. Out of 97 applications received, 70 were eligible for grant awarding. The process of grant acceptance has been completed and the final list of the IAG grant holders is reported. The Selection Committee appointed by the IAG Executive Committee assessed the applications and finally 20 Young Geomorphologists under 35 years old have been supported. They came from 12 countries with a Purchasing Power Parity below 16,000 international dollars. Reports by the grant holders are linked aside.

Among the IAG grant holders, the Jean Tricart Scholar has been nominated in occasion of the 1st General Assembly and a prize has been offered by the French Group of Geomorphology (GFG). This prize has been offered in recognition of the outstanding research carried out by the French geomorphologist Jean Tricart (1920-2003) in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The designated Jean Tricart Awarded is Danang Sri HADMOKO, from Gadjah Mada University, Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

GRANT HOLDERS:

  1. ALEXSANDR Orkhonselenge (Mongolia) Report 
  2. ANGHEL Titu (Romania) Report 
  3. BANDYOPADHYAY Shreya (India) Report 
  4. DIAS NERY Tulius (Brazil) Report 
  5. GREEN Andrew (South Africa) Report 
  6. HADMOKO Danang Sri (Indonesia) Report 
  7. IOANA-TOROIMAC Gabriela (Romania) Report 
  8. IOSIF Daniel (Romania) Report 
  9. JOUBERT Rebecca (South Africa) Report 
  10. LISTO Fabrizio (Brazil) Report 
  11. LU Hongua (China) Report 
  12. NEHME Carole (Lebanon) Report 
  13. RAZAK Khamarrul (Malaysia) Report 
  14. REN Xiaozong (China) Report 
  15. SEPEHR Adel (Iran) Report 
  16. TEMOVSKI Marjan (Republic of Macedonia) Report 
  17. TRIPATHI Manisha (India) Report 
  18. ZANGMO TEFOGOUM Ghislain (Cameroon) Report 
  19. ZHANG Deguo (China) Report 
  20. ZHOU Gongdan (China) Report 

Mauro Soldati
IAG/AIG Training Officer

IAG Regional Conference on Geomorphology 2011: Geomorphology for Human Adaptation to Changing Tropical Environments, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-22 February, 2011

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offered up to 7 grants to YOUNG GEOMORPHOLOGISTS (under 35 yrs old) from AFRICA who were willing to take part in the Regional Conference on Geomorphology to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 18-22 February 2011.
The IAG has allocated 5000 euros to this initiative.

Mauro Soldati
IAG Training Officer

 

BSG Post-Graduate Research Training Workshop Windsor, United Kingdom, 13-16 December 2010

The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (incorporating the former BGRG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). IAG offered 3 grants of 350 (three-hundred-fifty) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who were willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Research Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 13-16 December 2010).

Mauro Soldati
IAG Training Officer

 

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