Q: What will be the workshop’s format?
A: the final decision will take place 15th of June. We will provide alternative arrangements to ensure everyone can participate. Options will include innovative virtual sessions that will run until the in-person workshop takes place, either as initially planned (9-13 November) or if postponed later in 2021.
Q: Who can attend?
A: Workshop participants 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: You will be able to apply for the event through our online abstract submission and travel grant request form which will be open between 23 March 2020 and 15 June 2020. As we have limited space, your submission will not automatically ensure your acceptance.
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. 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.