Computers & Geosciences - Research Scholarship

The Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships is awarded every year, to between two and four early career scientists (postgraduate students i.e. Masters or Doctoral candidates, or Post-Doctoral researchers) working in the field of computational geosciences or geoinformatics. The total annual budget for these scholarships is US$10,000.

Research projects should lie within the Aims & Scope of Computers & Geosciences, as outlined on the journal’s webpage The awarded funds may be used either to support the applicant’s project in their home institution or to undertake a period of research at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory. The Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships are intended to encourage graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of geocomputation and geoinformatics, and particularly to foster the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and IAMG believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research by exchanging ideas and expertise with others in the field.

The online application form must be completed each year by 31st May. Besides supplying routine identifying information, applicants are asked to

  1. Describe their research project, in particular: a) the scientific motivation for the proposed study, b) the relationship of the proposed work to the state of the art, and c) the main objectives.
  2. Provide the name and contact e-mail address of the research supervisor and the name of the institution where the work will be undertaken.
  3. Outline a budget showing how the funds will be spent
  4. And (optionally) describe any special needs (e.g. equipment, field travel) required by the applicant.
Applicants are expected to make travel arrangements, if this applies, including securing any necessary visas for travel, themselves. Each project shall normally only be sponsored in one year; applications for sponsorship for a second or multiple year should be clearly marked as such.

The selection committee for the Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarship will be chaired by the Publisher of Computers & Geosciences (who will provide the administrative support) and four technical reviewers: two appointed by the Editor(s)-in Chief of Computers & Geosciences, one appointed by the IAMG President, and a fourth appointed by the Chair of the IAMG Publications Committee.

Successful applicants for the Computers & Geosciences Research Scholarships will usually be notified by 30th August or before the start of the annual IAMG conference, whichever is earlier. Payment of each award (minus a holdback payment of $250) will be made by the IAMG Treasurer, direct to each candidate, before the end of September of the award year. If the winners are in attendance at the IAMG annual conference (or IGC every fourth year), the prizes may be awarded at the meeting in an awards session, though attendance at such meetings shall have no bearing on the selection process. The holdback payment will be sent to the awardee upon receipt of a short final report and abstract, to be sent by e-mail to the IAMG office and due by 30th September of the year following. Abstracts will normally be published in the IAMG Newsletter and posted on the IAMG members website. Such report is not intended to replace a full-length research article which is encouraged for submission to Computers & Geosciences, where it would be subject to the normal rigorous peer-review process employed by the journal.

Organic Geochemistry – Elsevier Research Scholarship

The Elsevier Research Scholarship, co-sponsored by the journal Organic Geochemistry and the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG), is intended for early-career researchers working in the field of organic geochemistry. The Research Scholarships aim to foster the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and IAMG believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research.

Two awards of up to EUR 2500 will be available each year to early career scientists (postgraduate students i.e. Masters or Doctoral candidates, or Post-Doctoral researchers) working in fields which fall within the scope of Organic Geochemistry. The Award is intended to enable these scientists to undertake a period of research either at their home institution, or as a visiting researcher.

The Elsevier Research Scholarships are given every year, normally to two young scientists (Masters, Ph. D. or recently qualified Post Doc), working in the field of organic geochemistry who would benefit from the opportunity to undertake a period of research which may be at their home institution or at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory. The Elsevier Research Scholarship is intended to encourage exchange of ideas, expertise and techniques and cultivate the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and Organic Geochemistry believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research. However, the Elsevier Research Scholarship, unlike the EAOG Travel Scholarship is not exclusively for laboratory exchange students, but may support early-career scientists at their home institution. The award is proudly sponsored by the journal Organic Geochemistry and Elsevier.

Applicants should submit the following for consideration by the Elsevier Research Scholarship Awards Committee:

  • CV or summary of education/academic record
  • outline budget breakdown to show how the funds will be used
  • covering letter (maximum 1000 words) stating why they are a suitable candidate and how they would benefit from the opportunity to undertake the research
  • proof of eligible status from their supervisor/tutor, lab head or institution; please see Terms & Conditions for further information
  • if applicable, proof that any necessary visas for the travel proposed is in possession

The Elsevier Research Scholarship Awards Committee comprises:

  • Katherine Eve, The Publisher of Organic Geochemistry
  • James Maxwell and Lloyd Snowdon, the Editors of Organic Geochemistry
  • Lorenz Schwark, chair of the EAOG Awards Committee

Applications should be sent to

The deadline for applications in 2014 and future years shall be 31st May each year and the prize will be awarded at the biannual IMOG meeting (odd years) and at the Goldschmidt conference during intervening years.

Haagen-Smit Prize

The Haagen-Smit Prize annually recognizes two outstanding papers published in Atmospheric Environment. The final selection is made by an international committee of outstanding scientists. The "Haagen-Smit Award/Prize", first launched in year 2001, is designed to recognize outstanding papers published in Atmospheric Environment. The prize has been named in honor of Prof. Arie Jan Haagen-Smit, a pioneer in the field of air pollution and one of the first editors of the International Journal of Air Pollution, a predecessor to Atmospheric Environment. The goal of this prize is to showcase the excellent science that has been published in this distinguished journal and to further attract outstanding future research.

To be considered for the prize, a paper must be nominated by someone knowledgeable in the subject area. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominators should fully support the reasons for their selection in a compact memo of less than two pages. The entire scope of Atmospheric Environment with papers from local to global scales dealing with both science and policy issues are open to consideration. The committee is looking for papers that have had a significant impact in their field. No limit is set on the publication date.

The Haagen-Smit Prize honors its recipients in multiple ways. It confers on its winners (all authors) a plaque from Elsevier. A picture of the authors along with a summary of the nominating letter is published in Atmospheric Environment. Elsevier presents both winners with a cash prize of US$ 1,000. The cash prize is given to the corresponding author. For more information and an overview of past winners of the Haagen-Smit Prize, click here.