Elsevier Research Scholarship

Submission guidelines

The Elsevier Research Scholarships are given every year, normally to two early-career scientists (Masters, Ph. D. or recently qualified Post Doc), working in the field of organic geochemistry who would benefit from the opportunity to undertake a period of research which may be at their home institution or at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory.

The Elsevier Research Scholarship is intended to encourage exchange of ideas, expertise and techniques and cultivate the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and Organic Geochemistry believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research. However, the Elsevier Research Scholarship, unlike the EAOG Travel Scholarship is not exclusively for laboratory exchange students, but may support early-career scientists at their home institution. The award is proudly sponsored by the journal Organic Geochemistry and Elsevier.

Applicants should submit the following for consideration by the Elsevier Research Scholarship Awards Committee:

  • CV or summary of education/academic record
  • outline budget breakdown to show how the funds will be used
  • covering letter (maximum 1000 words) stating why they are a suitable candidate and how they would benefit from the opportunity to undertake the research
  • proof of eligible status from their supervisor/tutor, lab head or institution; please see Terms & Conditions for further information
  • if applicable, proof that any necessary visas for the travel proposed is in possession

The Elsevier Research Scholarship Awards Committee comprises:

  • Christina Gifford, The Publisher of Organic Geochemistry
  • Steve Rowland, Cliff Walters, Liz Minor, and John Volkman, the Editors in Chief of Organic Geochemistry
  • Heinz Wilkes, chair of the EAOG Awards Committee

Applications should be sent to c.gifford@elsevier.com

The next deadline for applications 31 May 2023 and the awardee(s) will be announced by the end of June.


Each award will normally be for 2,500 EUR except in exceptional circumstances where one candidate is travelling much further from their home institution and will incur greater travel expenses than the other, the split may be reviewed.

The prize will be awarded at the biannual IMOG meeting (odd years) and at the Goldschmidt conference during intervening years (even years).


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