Type of Funding
PAGES (Past Global Changes) works to identify and understand those aspects of past climate and environmental change that are of greatest significance for the future of human societies and hence provides financial support for international workshops and educational meetings in this sector which encourage the participation of early career scientists and those from developing countries.
There are 4 categories of meeting support available: 1) PAGES Working Group meeting 2) Educational meeting 3) Open call meeting and 4) Fast-track (for workshops that require a funding decision to be made before the next funding call deadline).
- PAGES Working Group workshops: Usually US$10,000 for the first workshop, and approximately US$5,000 to US$10,000 for follow-up workshops. In rare cases, funding may be extended to a maximum of US$15,000.
- Educational meeting: US$5,000 – US$10,000 per meeting. The bulk of requested PAGES funds should be for the participation of young scientists and/or teachers who would otherwise not be able to attend.
- Open call meeting: US$3,000-$5,000 and never more than US$10,000 per workshop. This is typically allocated to support the travel costs of participants from developing or international scientists’ attendance at meetings in developing countries.
- Fast-track: US$5,000 to US$10,000 per workshop. Occasionally in the case of official PAGES Working Groups, funding may be extended to a maximum of US$15,000.
For hosts, PAGES only supports direct meeting costs such as participants’ travel and accommodation expenses. PAGES supports only marginal costs for workshops held in conjunction with a larger conference.
Workshops must be open and international, and should encourage the participation of early career scientists (no more than 5 years after PhD) and those from developing countries (including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The themes and objectives of the workshop or educational meeting (e.g. summer school) must relate to PAGES’ Science Structure and fit within PAGES’ interests, which address the key components of the Earth system through the themes of climate (climate system dynamics), environment (biogeosphere and ecosystem dynamics), and humans (human–earth system interaction). Applicants will be asked to provide information as to how they could involve stakeholders in their proposed workshop/meeting.
Applications should be received at least 6 months before the planned event date, to allow for wide promotion to the paleo community. Organizers have to contact a relevant member of PAGES SSC at least 2 weeks before the proposal is submitted to advise them of the workshop/meeting plans. Only officially approved PAGES Working Groups can apply for the Working Group workshop grants.
PAGES does not support applications by individuals for travel and meeting attendance. Workshop materials and field trips are also not supported. PAGES tends not to support sessions at large conferences unless the session is used to initiate or aid in the development of a PAGES product, such as a special journal issue. Additionally, PAGES generally does not support recurring meetings.
See the Official Website for specific eligibility requirements for the 4 categories of meetings.
This round of workshop/meeting support applications is only open to current PAGES working groups.
Applications for funding for PAGES Working Group workshops are to be done online by 4 October 2018.