Supporting Grants



The Norris Scientific microanalytical company that specializes in LA-ICP-MS is offering their flagship product, that is a data reduction package that is used globally by laser ablation labs (research, mining, and commercial) and is particularly prominent in the field of geochemistry, as a prise for the best oral presentation during ENC2020 meeting.

This competition is dedicated to any geologist who is analysing minerals in 2021 is using LA-ICP-MS, albeit alongside a plethora of other techniques of course.

The prize is a 5 year subscription to data reduction software LADR ( for each recipient. The value of this prize would be $2400 AUD (1300 GBP) for an academic, or half that for a student. The company is willing to offer up to 10 of these prizes for EMC2020 meeting.

Moreover, If it turns out that a recipient already has a subscription to LADR then Norris Scientific will refund them the rest of their subscription, or at their request It will be transferred the prize to another person of their choosing.

How to apply?

  1. You have to be registered participant of EMC2020;
  2. Your activity during this meeting is oral presentation;
  3. You have to be user of any LA-ICP-MS;
  4. Finally, apply for the competition by filling the following application form:


EMC2020 travel grant winners:

Dear Participants,

Four travel grants to defray the cost of attending EMC2020 will help early-stage scholars who from low and middle income countries. The winners are from 4 different countries. The grants cover the fee and abstract fee (one abstract).

The EMC2020 executing committee expresses its sincere thanks for the enthusiastic interest demonstrated by all applicants. To those who were not selected, we wish you the best of luck in your efforts to find alternative funding. To those who were, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you online in Kraków, Poland!

The EMC2020 travel grant winners are:

Thomas Lange, Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary

Pradip Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India

Luigi Germinario, University of Padova, Italy

Tiantian Sun, Zhejiang University, China

Marco Cantaluppi, University of Milan, Italy.


Also, we are pleased to inform, that two grants are given to the members of the Mineralogical Society of Poland (PTMin). The grants cover the fee and abstract fee (one abstract).

The PTMin EMC2020 travel grant winners are:

Błażej Cieślik, University of Wrocław, Poland

Bartosz Pieterek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.


On behalf of the Executing Grant Commission,

Krzysztof Szopa




The Mineralogical Society of Poland (PTMin) wants to stimulate the attendance of young researchers (students, PhD and post-docs up to 5 years after defense) to EMC2020 by covering their registration fees. Grants will be offered to 3 young reseachers who will give an oral or poster contribution as presenting authors (the 1st author): applications will be selected by the PTMin Scientific Committee.

Applications is open for all (it is not limited only to a PTMin member).

Applications should be submitted electronically, with deadline 31/5/2021, to the email address: and should include:

1) declaration of the status of student/PhD/postDocs issued by an authorized institution;

2) motivation letter, and

3) title and scientific session of the contribution presented at the Congress.


French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography is offering travel grants in case of the EMC participation. More details you can find at:

The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland offers postgraduate student bursary. More details you will find at:


EMC2020 Conference Support for young scientist in developing countries

The EMC2020 Organizing Council has adopted the policy that it will give support to the conference (up to 5 participants), with the support used to fund a number of EMC2020 grants for participants from developing countries and regions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, EMC2020 offers support for the virtual meeting by sponsoring registrations fee and one abstract fee per person.

In order to be eligible for support, young scientists must normally be less than 36 years of age in the year of the conference. The application form should be send to till May 31, 2021.

Moreover, every application must be accompanied by:

1. a CV;
2. a letter of support from the supervisor/chair/head of the institution/university where the applicant works/studies;
3. list of publications and scientific activities

By applying to the EMC2020 grant, the candidate agrees to have his/her name, affiliation, and name posted on.

List of awarded young scientist will be relisted on May 31th, 2021.




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