INQUA Congress

The four-yearly international INQUA Congress represents the foremost opportunity for Quaternary scientists from around the world to present their work and discuss the latest developments across a range of disciplines.

INQUA Congress

The four-yearly international INQUA Congress represents the foremost opportunity for Quaternary scientists from around the world to present their work and discuss the latest developments across a range of disciplines.

INQUA Congress Travel Grants from the QRA

Deadline: 15th January 2015

application procedure

In 1977 the UK was host to the 10th INQUA Congress in Birmingham. The surplus generated from that event has been held in trust by the Royal Society on behalf of the QRA ever since and the accumulated interest from this fund has been used to support the attendance of QRA members at all...

In 1977 the UK was host to the 10th INQUA Congress in Birmingham. The surplus generated from that event has been held in trust by the Royal Society on behalf of the QRA ever since and the accumulated interest from this fund has been used to support the attendance of QRA members at all subsequent INQUA meetings. Separate QRA monies are also released by the Executive to augment the Royal Society fund. In 2011, for example, the QRA were able to help support the attendance of 43 members at the 18th Congress in Bern, Switzerland. 

Funds for attending the XIX INQUA 2015 Congress are available to all members of the QRA of at least one year's standing. Priority will be given to those with limited alternative sources of funding (particularly postgraduate students). Priority will also be given according to the level of involvement in the meeting: this may include (but is not limited to) invited keynote presentation, presenting a paper, convening a session or leading a post-conference excursion.

For this scheme only, members who are currently in receipt of other QRA Awards (or for whom 12 months have not yet elapsed since submitting their reports) are also eligible to apply. Applications from former grant holders who still owe outstanding reports will not be considered.

Applications for support (up to £750) should be made online; the deadline for receipt of applications is 15th January 2015. Applications for INQUA travel funding via the normal Quaternary Conference Fund (QRF) scheme will not be considered.

Please see the attached document for further details on the INQUA 2015 Application Procedures and Eligibility Criteria.

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