Applications for bursaries have been integrated into the abstract submission process. This system is designed to help reduce some of the up-front payments made by the bursary recipients.

The bursary selection process will take place after the abstract associated with the application has been accepted by conveners for presentation at the conference (oral or poster). Please note that you will still need to pay the abstract processing fee of €50. However, this fee will be refunded to successful bursary applicants.

Please note that bursary applications are only possible during the abstract submission process, which closes on 15 May 2024 at 13:00 CEST.

EPSC2024 participants may apply for bursaries under the following categories:

  1. Early Career Professional and Student bursaries*
  2. ICPAE Early Career Professional and Student bursaries*
  3. Under-Represented State (European) bursaries**
  4. Under-Represented State (non-European) bursaries (virtual participation only)***
  5. Amateur bursaries
  6. Outreach/Teacher bursaries

To apply, please select the appropriate bursary category during abstract submission process and upload your filled out Bursary Form. The Bursary Form can be downloaded below as .docx file. The filled out form has to be converted to .pdf before uploading it in the abstract submission process. Eligible applicants must be the submitting/contact author, as well as the presenting author of the abstract.

Applicants will be notified by the end of June as to whether their application for a bursary has been selected. The International Commission on Planetary Atmospheres and their Evolution (ICPAE) of the (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) is supporting two bursaries for early career researchers whose research relates to planetary atmospheres. Participants applying for the ICPAE Early Career bursary scheme but not being selected (due to limited funds) will still be considered for the standard Early Career bursary.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a refund of their Abstract Processing Fees related to the abstract for which support was requested
  • a waiver for the registration fee
  • a travel grant for on-site participants outside the Berlin-Potsdam area capped at €250. Please note that reimbursements of abstract processing fees and travel expenditures support are only made after the conference. Participation in the conference is mandatory for reimbursements.

* Planetary scientists and space professionals whose last degree (e.g. MSc or PhD) was obtained a maximum of 7 years ago (excluding parental leave, serious illness and similar delays).

** Under-Represented State (European) bursaries are available for researchers with a permanent affiliation in one of the following low- or lower-middle income countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

*** Under-Represented State (Non-European) bursaries for virtual participation are available for researchers with a permanent affiliation in one of the following low- or lower-middle income countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.