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Offer: PAGES support of workshops and educational meetings - Deadline: 1 May 2013

General Overview

PAGES (Past Global Changes) supports research aimed at understanding the Earth’s past environment in order to make predictions for the future. We encourage international and interdisciplinary collaborations and seek to promote the involvement of scientists from developing countries in the global paleo-community discourse. PAGES scope of interest includes the physical climate system, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, biodiversity, and human dimensions, on different time scales—Pleistocene, Holocene, last millennium and the recent past.

Founded in 1991, PAGES is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and is funded by the U.S. and Swiss National Science Foundations, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is overseen by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) comprised of members chosen to be representative of the major techniques, disciplines and geographic regions that contribute to paleoscience.

PAGES Scientific Community

Over 5000 scientists from more than 100 countries around the world currently subscribe to PAGES. This growing community of scientists is conducting research within the PAGES sphere of interest. All scientists are encouraged to contribute to the PAGES scientific Foci and Cross-Cutting Themes, participate in PAGES workshops and publish to PAGES-relevant products.

PAGES itself is not a research institution. Research activities are not prescribed by PAGES committees nor by the International Project Office (IPO). Rather, we maintain the required flexibility in our budget and our structure to respond to 'bottom-up' initiatives that arise from the community. PAGES organizes support for workshops and travel stipends for Guest Scientists.

Subscription to PAGES is free and easy.


- To obtain support, workshops must be open and international, and should encourage the participation of early career scientists and those from developing countries.

- Organizers must be able to demonstrate that the themes and objectives of their workshop or eduational meeting (e.g., summer school) relate to PAGES Science Plan. In addition, PAGES requires a workshop report for the PAGES newsletter.

- Organizers may contact the PAGES IPO in advance if they are unsure whether their proposal is eligible for PAGES meeting support.

- PAGES does not support applications by individuals for travel and meeting attendance. Workshop materials and field trips are also not supported. Additionally, PAGES tends not to support sessions at large conferences unless the session is used to initiate or aid in the development of a PAGES product, such as a special journal issue.

- Please note: It is the responsibility of organizers to generate most of the funding necessary for the meeting.

- PAGES only supports direct costs of the meeting. PAGES does not allow the use of funds for overheads incurred by the host institution.

- All products issuing from the sponsored meeting should mention PAGES and a copy of all products should be sent to the PAGES IPO.

APPLYING FOR PAGES meeting support

PAGES offers 4 categories of meeting support. Please complete and submit the meeting support form that best fits your type of workshop:

- PAGES Working Group meeting: To submit a proposal for a workshop being organized by an official PAGES Working Group

- Educational meeting: To submit a proposal for a workshop of an educational nature

- Open call meeting: For all other general workshop proposals within the scope of PAGES science

- Fast-track: For workshops that require a funding decision to be made before the next funding call deadline. This is to be availed of under exceptional circumstances only and must be accompanied by valid justification


If you have been asked to complete a travel claim form, you can download it from here.

PAGES workshop funds are available thanks to the U.S. and Swiss NSF and NOAA


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