Q: What is the workshop’s format?
A: We have decided to postpone the PASES workshop to November 2021 (PASES2021 thereafter); final dates will be announced in due time. In its place, we are currently organizing a virtual meeting (vPASES2020 thereafter) held during the same week than the postponed workshop (9-13 November 2020) and without registration fees.
Q: Who can attend?
A: Workshop participants at PASES2021 and vPASES2020 will be early-career researchers who obtained or expect to receive their PhD in or after 2011 (within the first nine years after completion, at the moment of registration, being 2 June 2020). The nine years since PhD include adjustment for career breaks (e.g. maternity/paternity leaves). We especially welcome ECRs researching the social side of paleosciences with links to paleoclimate and paleoecological data and models.
Q: Where can I register and when does registration close?
A: Selected participants for PASES2021 have been notified. Non-selected participants or those who can’t commit to travel to Chile next year despite being selected will have preference in case they decide to register at the vPASES2020. Registration for vPASES2020 will open by mid October. To participate at PASES2021 through self-funding would be also possible after case by case basis, due to attendance limitation.
Q: Do I need to sort my own accommodation?
A: The workshop participants can choose to stay at double shared-room hostel in La Serena and the costs for accommodation will add $50 to the base fare registration ($150).
Q: Do you provide financial support?
A: Yes. We have a limited amount of funding, sponsored by PAGES and INQUA, that will go towards travel support and/or payment of the registration fee for selected participants. Participants from low-GDP countries are especially encouraged to apply for travel support. Please note: the registration fee and tickets for travel have to be purchased by the participants initially. If you have been granted financial support, we will reimburse your expenses after the workshop.
Q: Will the financial support cover my visa?
A: No. We are sorry to say that we cannot refund expenses associated with your visa application.
Q: Where can I apply for financial support?
A: There is a dedicated section for application for financial support in the online registration form [CLOSED]. We encourage prospective participants to seek for other sources of funding. PAGES ECN has prepared a curated list of travel grant options for ECRs here.
Q: What is the maximum amount of financial support I can receive?
A: We anticipate to grant 750 USD max. each participant on a competitive basis. The financial support we can provide is contingent upon the final pool of candidates after the abstract submission closes – with the aim to ensure diversity and considering research areas of the ECRs.