Wednesday, April 9, 2014

3rd YES Congress: Abstracts submission and Travel Grants (Deadline extended - 20th May!)

Dear YES members,

It is still time to submit your abstract for both the 3rd Young Earth Scientists Congress and the 25th Colloquium of African Geology. The response-rate to date continues to be excellent and we look forward to receiving your submissions up to the 20th May 2014.

Please note that abstracts will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. Please indicate your preference when submitting. Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail as an attached file in Word format to the Conference Secretariat at the following e-mail addresses: (YES Congress) and (CAG25).

Please ensure that your submission fully complies with format specifications as non-compliant papers cannot be considered.

Click here for detailed information about the call for abstracts and to submit
your abstract(s): and

GSA/GSL Student support for 3rd YES Congress 2014:

The Geological Society of America and the Geological Society of London are offering travel assistance to African students and early career geoscientists to attend the 3rd and the 25th 2014. Funds will be distributed in two parts. Upon notification of receipt of the award the societies will provide 75% of the funds. The remaining 25% may be collected at the conference. Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress Colloquium of African Geology (CAG25) to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11-16 August.

Application Criteria: You must

1. be an African undergraduate, graduate student or early career professional geoscientist (no more than 35 years old);
2. be presenting an oral or poster paper and be able to show that your abstract has been submitted and accepted;
3. attach a brief statement (up to 300 words) describing how attending the YES and CAG conferences will benefit your career development.

Important Dates:
20th May 2014 - Abstract submission deadline for 3rd
20th June 2014 - Notification of abstract acceptance 
30 May 2014 - Application deadline for travel grant
30 June - Notification of travel grant award

Link to the application's site: 
Best regards, 
YES Communications Support Team

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