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: 1st February 2019

application form

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. The QRA has been able to support a significant number of applicant to attend INQUA Congress in the recent past. 

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 award/grant holders who still owe outstanding reports will not be considered.

 Applications for support (up to £750) should be made online or via email to the Awards Officer; the deadline for receipt of applications is 1st February 2019. Applications for INQUA travel funding via the normal Quaternary Conference Fund/Postgraduate Meetings Award (QCF or PMA) scheme will not be considered. Applications from postgraduates must be accompanied by a letter of support from their supervisor. All applications should ensure that anticipated budget headings are complete and, where appropriate, identify the source of financing, e.g. QRA, external source/ Department/ Institution (give details), personal funds, etc.

Please also ensure that you complete the summary spreadsheet (ss)  and submit this with the application form (app) and, where required, the letter of support (los). Label the files with the following format ‘Surnamefirst nameinitial_QRAINQUA_2019_app/los/ss* (*delete as appropriate for each file). This is now a standard labelling for all QRA awards.

 Although we predict that demand for INQUA support will be high, QRA funds are limited and so we ask that applicants are realistic when presenting their budgets. The average award is expected to be around £450 for Dublin.

Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief statement of expenditure and activities undertaken within 3 months after the event has taken place, in order to re-activate their eligibility to apply for future QRA funding.

Your application will be processed if you fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

1.     A QRA member for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline of February 1st 2018.

2.     Submission of all reports or statements of expenditure for previously awarded QRF, QCF, NRWA, PMA, 14Chrono. Any outstanding reports will need to be submitted by the 31st December 2018 to allow an application for the INQUA Fund to be put forward. This includes statements of expenditure for previous INQUA funds.

3.     If you have an active award (January, May and September 2018 awards rounds) and are yet to submit a report or statement of expenditure as you are within the 12 month (QRF, NRWA, 14Chrono) and 3 months (QCF, PMA) deadline, you will still be able to apply for the INQUA Fund.

4.     Postgraduate applicants should include a separate supporting letter from their supervisor.

 

Other Rules and Information:

1.     There will not be a 12 month moratorium on further applications to the QRA if you are successful with an application to the INQUA Fund.

2.     Applications will be considered by an Awards Panel drawn from the QRA Executive Committee consisting of the Awards Officer, the Vice President, the Treasurer and one Ordinary Member.

3.     Results of each grant round will normally be available within 1 month of the deadline. This should enable applicants to take up the Early Bird registration.
4.     Successful applicants must submit a statement of expenditure, within 3 months of the end of the INQUA 2019 Congress. Failure to do so will make the applicant ineligible for future QRA Award applications.

Summary Spreadsheet Link:
QRA%20INQUA%20Applicant%20Details%20Spreadsheet%202018%20.xlsx

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