Travel Scholarships

Since 1989 the EAOG has offered travel scholarships for young scientists studying in the field of Organic Geochemistry/Biogeochemistry. This offer is being continued. The scholarships are intended to foster national and international exchange, by providing young scientists the opportunity to undertake research through utilizing facilities in a host laboratory that may be located in another country and by exchanging ideas, expertise and techniques.

Several scholarships are available each year, the value of each is regularly up to 3000€ but in exceptional and well justified cases may be up to 5,000€.

Eligible students are those in the last stages of their Ph.D. studies (i.e. within one year of completion of their thesis) or newly qualified Ph.D.s who wish to work on a project related to their thesis.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to arrange, in advance, agreement with the host laboratory.

At the end of the scholarship it is expected that a short report (3-5 pages) on the work performed in the host laboratory will be submitted to the Award Committee. The reports will be published in the EAOG website and those available to date are available below.

Applications are open to both Europeans and non-Europeans.

There are two deadlines for applications per year: 31st March and 30th September. Candidates not selected could be considered just once more at the following session.

Applications will be considered by an adjudication committee, comprising:

  • Prof Dr Heinz Wilkes (Chairman)
  • Dr J. Curiale
  • Dr A. Pearson
  • Dr K. Grice
  • Dr S. Derenne

Applicants are requested to send a specific proposal (not more than 1000 words) outlining their proposed research and budget, together with a CV and two letters of recommendation, one from the home and one from the host institution. Budget items include travel costs and accommodation. Only if well justified contribution to other living costs may be requested. Benchfees, analytical or field work cost are excluded from funding.

Please send your full application (letters of reference may be sent separately) as a single PDF-file by email to the Committee Chair.
Prof Dr Heinz Wilkes
Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM),
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Up to now, the EAOG Travel Scholarship has been awarded to:

March 2009

  • Christiane Eiserbeck (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) – EAOG Award
  • Preeti Kaur (University of Bristol, U.K.) – EAOG Award
  • Christopher Knappy (University of York, U.K.) – EAOG Award

September 2008

  • Jo Helawell (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland) – EAOG Award
  • Caroline Jaraula (University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A.) – EAOG Award

March 2008

  • Kevin Mueller (Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.) – EAOG Award
  • Dominique Tobler (University of Leeds, U.K.) – EAOG Award

September 2007

  • Supriyo Das (University of Stockholm, Sweden) – Schlumberger Award
  • Nefeli Kafousia (University of Athens, Greece) – EAOG Award

March 2007

  • Ozlem Bulkan (University of Istanbul, Turkey) – Shell Award
  • Christian Hallmann (Curtin University of Technology, Australia) – Geoservices Award
  • Belen Martrat (Chem. Env. Res. Inst. Barcelona, Spain) – Chevron Award

September 2006

  • Eileen Eckmeier (University of Zurich, Switzerland) – Schlumberger Award
  • Amber Hardison (College of William and Mary, U.S.A.) – Shell Award

March 2006

  • Juan A. Placencia (University of Concepcion, Chile) [report]
  • Charlotte Stalvies (University of Newcastle, U.K.)

September 2005

  • Montserrat Ferrer Carrillo (Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Hippolite Mihamle Nkaba (University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon)
  • James Peter Sáenz (MIT/WHOI, Boston, U.S.A.) [report – see Newsletter 22]

March 2005

  • Emmanuel Oyata Ekanem (Cross River University of Chemical Sciences, Calabar, Nigeria) [report – see Newsletter 25]

September 2004

  • Aliyu Jauro (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria) [report]
  • Marcos Yukio Yoshinaga (Oceanographic Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil) [report – see Newsletter 21]

March 2004

  • Elizabeth Gordon (Organic Geochemistry Laboratory, University of South Carolina, U.S.A.)
  • Lindsay Powers (Large Lake Observatories, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.) [report]

September 2003

  • Constancia López-Martinez (Department of Environmental Chemistry, Barcelona, Spain) [report]
  • Alon Amrani (Department of Organic Chemistry, Hebrew University, Israel) [report]

March 2003

  • Sarah Caradec (Laboratoire d’Oceanographie et de Biogeochimie,
    Marseille, France) [report – see Newsletter 21]
  • Erika J. Clesceri (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.)

September 2002

  • Kenneth A. Ibe (University of Calabar, Nigeria) [report]
  • Jeremy Jacob (Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans, France) [report]

March 2002

  • Orok Esu Oyo-Ita (University of Calabar, Nigeria) [report – see Newsletter 22]
  • Sokratis Papaspyrou (University of Athens, Greece) [report]

March 2001

  • Gregor Muri (National Institute of Biology, Slovenia) [report – see Newsletter 15]

September 2000

  • Thérèse Ntonzi Nganje (University of Calabar, Nigeria) [report – see Newsletter 22]
  • Ruth L. Airs (Departmen of Chemistry, University of York, U.K.) [report]

March 2000

  • M. Algarra-Gonzáles (Universidad de Málaga, Spain) [report – see Newsletter 13]
  • J.R. Marlow (University of Newcastle, U.K.)

Prior to 2000

  • M. Russel (University of Liverpool, U.K.) [report – see Newsletter 13]
  • J. Tonsa (University of Nis, Yugoslavia) [report – see Newsletter 12]
  • C.P. Florencio (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) [report – see Newsletter 12]
  • X. Yu (Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Adelaide, Australia) [report – see Newsletter 10]
  • Th. Nadalig (University of Bordeaux, France) [report – see Newsletter 10]
  • J. Werne (Department of Geological Sciences, Northwestern University, U.S.A.) [report – see Newsletter 9]
  • V. Grossi (University of Marseille, France) [report – see Newsletter 9]
  • M. Hamor-Vido (Geological Institute of Hungary, Hungary)
  • Mac Kinney (Pennstate University, U.S.A.)
  • C. Vane (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.)
  • L. Mansuy (Crégu, France)
  • D. Cook (University of Plymouth, U.K.)
  • A. Rosell (University of Bristol, U.K.)
  • M. Kohnen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)