APPLY FOR A TRAVEL GRANT to participate in the

ANZIC Marine Geoscience Masterclass: Southeast Queensland
15-25 January, 2024


The Australia and New Zealand International Ocean Discovery Program Consortium (ANZIC) is organising a Marine Geoscience Masterclass. The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is offering a number of travel grants to support your participation in the Masterclass.

Applicants should be enrolled in a University as Master or PhD students at an institution within an ECORD member country.

The deadline to apply for an ECORD Travel Grant is 27 October 2023.

Please email the following documents to the ESSAC Office (

  • The application form Download the Application Form
  • a letter of motivation (1 page maximum), highlighting:
    • how your interests and expertise connect to marine geoscience
    • how you plan to use the skills learned in this course to help your current or future research, or career choice. Please comment on what aspects of the course interest you the most.
  • letter of support from your supervisor or a course coordinator

Please register at the ANZIC Website as well.


This course is most suitable for second- and third-year undergraduates, but applications from
undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students will also be accepted for consideration. The course aims to be
extremely rewarding and to significantly boost and broaden your knowledge, skills and national and
international networks. Please note that this course is not limited to the geoscience majors, and we
welcome applications from students with a diversity of interests and from a range of disciplines. We are
looking for students that are willing to embrace the collaborative, collegiate and constructive ethos of the
IODP program. We are also looking to promote diversity within the marine geosciences, therefore
applications from women and minority groups are highly encouraged. You must be a student in an ECORD member country.

The Travel Grant will be 3000 € which will cover the registration fee (2200 AUS$) and contribute to the travel costs.

Download the Call

For further information or questions, please contact the ESSAC Office:

ECORD Science Support & Advisory Committee
Angelo Camerlenghi (ESSAC Chair)
Hanno Kinkel (ESSAC Science Coordinator)
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS
via Beirut n. 2
34151 Trieste – Italia