Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Apply for funding to attend the EGU General Assembly!


Dear members,

Preparations for the EGU 2015 General Assembly (12–17 April, Vienna, Austria) are in full swing, and there are a number of opportunities and news we wanted to draw your attention to, relating to the conference and more. Don’t forget to submit your abstract to the meeting by 7 January or, if you’d like to apply for financial support, by 28 November..
Travel funds
The EGU is committed to promoting the participation of young scientists (YS) who wish to present their work at the EGU General Assembly. In order to encourage participation, a limited amount of the overall budget of the EGU General Assembly is reserved to providefinancial support to those who wish to attend the meeting.
Financial support includes a waiver of the registration fee and a refund of the Abstract Processing Charge (relating to the abstract for which support was requested). Additionally, the grant may include support for travel expenditures, at the discretion of the Support Selection Committee, to a maximum of €300.
Scientists who wish to apply for financial support should submit an abstract, on which they are first authors, by 28 November 2014. If you want to learn more about how the applications are evaluated and funding is allocate, this blog post includes all the details. 

Young scientist awards
Recently, the winners of the 2014 General Assembly Outstanding Poster (OSP) Award were announced. Make sure you put yourself forward for the award at next year’s conference if you are presenting a poster, it couldn’t be easier! You can express your interest in participating in the OSP contest when submitting your abstract and be sure to attach the OSP label to your poster board at the EGU meeting.
The Division Outstanding Young Scientist awardees for 2014 have also been announced. You can find out more about the inspiring research of these young scientists at the meeting next year by attending their talks.

YS website

The YS website provides a hub of information for early career researchers. Make the website your one-stop shop for information regarding: financial support to attend the General Assembly, what is on at the conference with a strong YS focus, job opportunities, useful resources, listings of events and courses, as well as opportunities for getting involved with the Union.

In the forthcoming months we will be opening the Imaggeo Photo Contest and the Communicate Your Science Video Competition. Pre-registered participants to the EGU 2015 Assembly can submit up to three original photos and one moving image on any broad theme related to the Earth, planetary, and space sciences via our open access image repository, Imaggeo, and be within the chance of winning a free registration for the 2016 General Assembly. Alternatively, you may want to communicate your research to a wider audience and try your hand at video production, in which case the video competition is for you. The prize for the winning video is also a free registration to the 2016 General Assembly. More details on both these opportunities will follow shortly.
Get involved with the EGU
The EGU is a truly bottom-up organisation that relies on, and values, the input of its members on a variety of projects and activities. As young scientists, there are plenty of ways to get involved with the EGU, such as Union-wide volunteering opportunities in education and outreach and division specific openings, including being a YS representative. As well as giving you the platform to interact with a large network of researchers in your field, being a young scientist representative is a great opportunity to build on your communications skills, boost your CV and influence the activities of Europe’s largest geoscientific association.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


The Geological Society of Peru and YES Network Peruvian Chapter with the  with support from the Peruvian Geological Survey (INGEMMET), the Peruvian Geophysical Institute (IGP) and other pervian entities organized the workshop entitled "MANAGEMENT OF GEOLOGICAL RISKS IN LIMA AND CALLAO" on 20 and 21 November 2014 in Lima.

The event aims to provide a space for exchange ideas about managing the risks of geologic origin in Lima, the capital of Peru, and also to present the projects which are being implemented to improve such management. It is a fundamental issue to be addressed comprehensively from the perspective of prevention is important geoscientific input from all levels of society.

For more information view the link:


Friday, November 14, 2014

ASSW Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts

ASSW Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART)
27-30 April 2015
Toyama, Japan
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 17 November 2014.
Organizers of a session entitled "Arctic in Rapid Transition -- Future Research Directions from the Perspective of Early Career Scientists." This session will be held during the 2015 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW), as part of the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III). The meetings are taking place 23-30 April 2015 in Toyama, Japan.
Much research has been conducted in the Arctic in the past few decades, however some areas received more scientific attention than others, i.e., Atlantic and Canadian Arctic is more advanced than Pacific and Central Arctic. Pan-Arctic research is important to quantify the changes occurring within the complex Arctic systems, especially since the ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles could have strong regional variability. Contribution from Asian countries to Arctic research is not large in comparison with European and North American countries due to geographical limitations. In order to fill the geographical gaps in Arctic research, it is fundamental that Asian early career to mid-career scientists become involved in international collaborations. Also, research resources such as personnel, facilities and funding are still limited in the world. Thus, involvement of Asian early to mid-career scientists into the frame of international collaborations is important to logistically, as well as scientifically, improve pan-Arctic research in coming decades.
This session specifically aims at allowing early career scientists, to get involved in international collaborations under the umbrella of the Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network, with especially encouraging scientists from Asia. The Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART; http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/en/ART/), an official network of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is an integrative, international, interdisciplinary, Pan-Arctic network to study the spatial and temporal changes in biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem functioning of the Arctic Ocean over multiple time scales. Early career researchers' perspective is of great importance to ensure the involvement of the next generation of Arctic researchers, since they will be the ones sustaining current monitoring and implementing new projects into the future. The goal of this session is to integrate studies from various Arctic research fields in order to better understand the changing Arctic system beyond its regional variability and across multiple time-scales, and will also include outcomes from the former ART science workshop held in Sopot 2012 as well as the workshop in Brest 2014 (http://istas.sciencesconf.org/), and the session of the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN; http://pyrn.arcticportal.org/index.php/en/) at the EUCOP-4 conference (http://www.eucop4.org/) in Portugal.
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 17 November 2014.

For further information including a complete list of ISAR-4 and ICARP III session themes, abstract submission instructions, registration instructions, and to download the first, second, and third circulars, please go to: http://www.assw2015.org/.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Early Career Forum on 'Digital Management of Samples' at AGU (organized by EarthCube RCNs C4P & iSamplES)

To: Graduate Students, Post-Docs, Early Career Scientists

Do you deal with any type of samples as part of your research?
Could you use a stipend to help cover the cost of AGU registration or travel costs?  

Please come to the Early Career Forum while at AGU this December:

This is a lunchtime forum to meet and discuss the plans and challenges of creating and storing digital sample information, whether earth materials samples are solid, liquid, or gas, or even experimental run products. We will chat about developing best practices for sampling and preserving sample information to make our growing collections easily manageable and more useful.

When: Thursday December 18, 2014 11:45am-1:15pm
Where: Moscone Center (at AGU), San Francisco, CA

Lunch will be provided, plus a limited number of stipends (cost of Early registration) will be available to those who register for and participate in the forum.

This forum is for graduate students and early career scientists (those within 5 years of completion of a PhD). The project is sponsored by the NSF Earthcube Research Coordination Networks iSamplES and C4P (Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure for Paleogeoscience) and the results will help guide planning and development of an “internet of physical samples” for the earth sciences.

If you are interested, please fill out a simple application form by November 15, 2014.

More about iSamplES

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PhD research in metamorphic petrology and tectonics, southeastern Yukon Territory, Canada

PhD research in metamorphic petrology and tectonics, southeastern Yukon Territory, Canada

Supervisor and institution: Dave Pattison, University of Calgary (pattison@ucalgary.ca)
Collaborating partner: David Moynihan, Yukon Geological Survey (david.moynihan@gov.yk.ca)

Start dates: Summer 2015 (field work), September 2015 (academic term)

Project: Applications are invited for a PhD study focussing on the metamorphic and tectonic history of the upper Hyland River area of southeastern Yukon. The aim of the study is to understand the extent, origin and significance of a large region of amphibolite-facies, low-pressure metamorphism centred on the Logan and Mt. Billings batholiths. Questions to be addressed include: the nature and extent of amphibolite-facies metamorphism; the nature of deformation associated with amphibolite-facies metamorphism; the relative and absolute timing of metamorphism, plutonism and deformation; and the structural relationships between amphibolite-facies regions and adjacent low-grade domains. Metamorphic petrology will be combined with structural analysis and modern geochronological techniques to provide a tectonic synthesis of the area and elucidate its significance for the development of the northern Cordilleran orogen. The project will have a large field component, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Yukon Geological Survey. In addition to documenting and interpreting regional geology, it is anticipated that the student will use the information obtained to address process-oriented questions in metamorphic petrology.

Activities: 1:50,000-scale bedrock mapping, isograd mapping, metamorphic petrography and petrology, phase equilibrium modelling, structural and microstructural analysis, U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology.

Expectations: In addition to producing a thesis, the student will be expected to present their work orally/in poster form at relevant workshops and meetings during their program, contribute to annual reports for the Yukon Geological Survey, and have published or submitted approximately three peer-reviewed papers upon graduation. The student may also be asked to contribute to applications for external research and travel support. The student will be expected to work as a teaching assistant in support of University of Calgary undergraduate classes and field schools.

Support: Teaching assistantship during academic year, YGS summer salary, research and travel expenses.

Requirements:  MSc or strong BSc. Background in petrography, metamorphic petrology and structural geology.Applicants should have an interest in field geology and previous bedrock mapping experience. They should be physically fit as well as being comfortable traversing rugged terrain and camping in remote locations (2-person fly-camps) for extended periods of time. Some GIS experience would be beneficial.  Above all, self-motivation, a real interest in petrology and geology, and a desire to pose questions and solve problems independently. Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada by March, 2015, have a valid driver's licence, and be eligible to obtain a firearms possession and acquisition licence (PAL).

Application materials: CV; summary of academic record (transcript); statement of interest (including qualifications, motivation); names and contact information for three references.

Deadline to apply: January 19, 2015
Contact details and link to web site for information about Pattison’s research group:
Dr. David Pattison
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2N 1N4

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Global Young Academy Call for Applications 2014

The 2014 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2015 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

Research fields: The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.

Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline.

Impact: The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programs around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

Age/career point: Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 5-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Diversity: We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. Applications from women, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, scholars working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors, and from candidates in regions where the GYA has no current representation are particularly welcome.

Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support.Application forms should be emailed to applications@globalyoungacademy.net.

For questions about the selection process please see also our FAQ.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC, Sunday 28 September 2014. No late entries will be accepted.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships: Application Deadline November 1

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellowships. Policy fellowships provide the unique opportunity to apply your  knowledge and skills to national and international issues in the federal policy realm. Fellows share an interest and commitment to public service, a desire to learn about science and technology policy, and a willingness to apply their scientific and engineering backgrounds in new arenas.
Fellows serve in yearlong assignments in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal government in Washington. Candidates who demonstrate strong scientific and technical credentials, a commitment to public service, strong communication skills, problem-solving ability, good judgment, flexibility, and leadership qualities, are encouraged to apply.
For more than 40 years, scientists, social scientists, engineers, and health professionals have applied their knowledge and technical expertise to policymaking while developing valuable career-enhancing skills in the process. Join a network of more than 2,800 current and alumni fellows impacting policy, contributing to public service, and forging new careers. 
FELLOWSHIP YEAR: September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2016

-Doctoral-level degree (PhD, MD, DVM, DSc, etc.) in any scientific, social science, health/medical or engineering discipline Master’s in engineering with 3 years of engineering related professional experience.
-US citizenship.

- $75,000–$100,000.
- Health insurance, travel/training and relocation allowances.

Email fellowships@aaas.org or call 202-326-6700

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