Two participation support schemes have been put in place by the EGU Council to facilitate the widest possible participation in EGU24: Roland Schlich travel support for on-site participants and a registration-fee waiver scheme for virtual participants.
Registration fee waivers for virtual participants
Registration fees are waived for virtual participation by:
- Scientists with a permanent affiliation in a low- or lower-middle income country according to the World Bank definition.
- Undergraduate and Master's students. A proof of student status is required.
See the registration page for further details.
Roland Schlich Travel Support for on-site participants
On-site participants who wish to apply for a Roland Schlich travel support must be the contact author, as well as the first and presenting author of their contribution, and they must submit an abstract by 1 December 2023, 13:00 CET. The EGU support selection committee will decide about awarding support to individual contributions by 10 January 2024. All applicants will be informed after the decision.
It is generally expected that authors of abstracts scheduled for on-site presentation will secure their own funding for attending the conference. However, a limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved to assist early career scientists in attending the conference. Roland Schlich travel support includes a registration fee waiver and a refund of the abstract processing charge (APC) for the abstract for which support was granted. Additionally, financial assistance towards travel expenditures may be provided at the discretion of the support selection committee to a maximum of €300.
Furthermore, a very limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved for assisting established scientists from low-, lower-middle, and higher-middle income countries.
- Please note, that the APC is applied for abstracts for which support is requested, but will be refunded if the support application is successful.
- Only 2024 EGU members can submit an abstract, including honorary/life members. The EGU membership fee is not refunded.
- Each support grant is awarded to the contact author for a particular abstract. Should this abstract be withdrawn before the conference or should this abstract not be presented at the conference although the author who has been awarded is present at the conference, the financial support has to be returned, and the registration fee will be charged to the author's account.
- Support grants are non-transferable.
- Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support email will be paid out to the supported contact author.
Early Career Scientist's Travel Support (ECSTS)
This travel support scheme is specifically for early career scientists (ECS). The nominee needs to satisfy the EGU definition of an ECS by 1 January 2024: be a student, a PhD candidate, or a practicing scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g., BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years. The seven-year period can be extended to allow for periods when the scientist was not working in science because of, but not limited to, caring and/or parental responsibilities, disability, personal illness, community obligations, or national service.
Participants from the following European countries are particularly encouraged to apply for travel support as dedicated funds are earmarked for this group: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.
Additionally, earmarked funds are also dedicated towards early career scientists from low-, lower-middle, and upper-middle income non-European countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.
Established Scientist's Travel Support (ESTS)
A very limited amount of the overall budget of the conference is reserved for assisting established scientists from low-, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries as determined by the World Bank designation of Gross National Income per capita.
In memory of Alberto Tomasin, Professor at the University of Venice in the area of oceanography, additional funding is available to facilitate the participation of several Early Career Scientists in Ocean Sciences.