AQUA Biennial Meeting 2018, Canberra – Student and ECR travel prize
AQUA is offering six $500 travel prizes to (help) fund attendance at the AQUA biennial meeting in Canberra Dec 10 – 14 this year.
AQUA will award prizes to undergraduate or post-graduate students, early-career researchers (within 5 years of completion of a PhD) or to people with other compelling issues (e.g. to people who are currently unemployed, without continuing employment or who have otherwise little external funds to support attendance).
For consideration of support, applicants must be current members of AQUA and have submitted an abstract to present either a talk or a poster at the conference. Awards will be granted based on the benefit to the recipient and the AQUA community (e.g. that you will present exciting research we should all hear about!)Please NB that the application form specifically asks as to whether you have alternative sources of support for your attendance: if you are a student currently enrolled you need to get a supervisor (etc) to sign that this is the case. Students who are awarded an AQUA Travel Award are also expected to write a short report for the next edition of Quaternary Australasia.
Please return completed application forms and a copy of the submitted abstract to the AQUA (Shadow) Secretary by the 31st October (sorry about the tight deadlines). Submissions should be via email to email@example.com.
INQUA Congress 2015, Japan – Travel prize winners
Shaun Eaves, Victoria University of Wellington: Uniform summertime cooling
drove glacier advances across New Zealand during the Antarctic Cold
Jessica Hinojosa, University of Otago: Holocene evolution of marine
radiocarbon reservoir ages offshore southwest New Zealand: Implications
for water mass migration and radiocarbon dating accuracy
Claire Krause, Australian National University: New insights on tropical
vegetation productivity and atmospheric methane over the last 40,000 years
from speleothems in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Jennifer Wurtzel, Australian National University: Holocene climate
variability recorded in a speleothem from Sumatra, Indonesia
Life Membership of AQUA
Current life members include: Jim Bowler, Eric Colhoun, John Chappell, Peter Kershaw and John Magee.
The AQUA postgraduate travel prize
This award is not currently available.
- 1999 – John Jansen, The Australian National University
- 1999 – Nerida Bleakley, Monash University
- 2000 – Nick Porch, Monash University
- 2001 – Jessica Reeves, University of Wollongong
- 2002 – Helen McGregor, The Australian National University
- 2002 – Mark Hemer, University of Tasmania
- 2003 – Craig Sloss, University of Wollongong
- 2004 – Karen Carthew, Macquarie University
- 2005 – Kira Westaway, University of Wollongong
- 2006 – Simon Connor, Melbourne University