A fellowship designed to increase the value of the global
geothermal - heat flow database for improved project development.
What are the fellowships? The heatflow.fellowships are travel grants awarded to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral and senior researchers from all over the world. The fellowships, announced twice a year, are intended to improve the collaboration among heat-flow-related scientists and to foster our community and its collaborative networks. During the fellowships, scientists will spend their time actively assessing and extending the IHFC Global Heat Flow Database currently consisting of more than 1400 publications. One focus is set on regions with underrepresented heat-flow coverage like Latin America and Africa, as these regions are sparsely unexplored in terms of their thermal regime, and existing data are often not available to the public. The grant contributes to the expanses for travel, lodging, and living expenses for up to three months at international institutes working on heat-flow-related research, or collaborating industry partners. This is an excellent opportunity to get synergies between academia and industry with regard to getting high-quality heat-flow values used for different applications.
What we offer
Who can apply
How we decide
Candidates to the heatflow.fellowships are selected by two criteria:
Once the application is received, it is carefully examined by our staff. They check whether it fulfills the formal requirements and evaluate it according to the criteria listed above. The entire selection process takes about six weeks. We will inform the applicant immediately about our decision.
Who are the hosting institutions
|Institute||Location||Host scientists||Hosting period||Comment|
|GFZ Potsdam||Potsdam, Germany||Sven Fuchs, Ben Norden, Florian Neumann||at any time|
|Sorbonne University||Paris, France||Jeffrey Poort, Frederique Rolandone||Sep-Nov 2023|
|Nanjing University||Nanjing, China||Shaowen Liu||Sep-Dec 2023||Chinese speaking only!|
|University of Melbourne||Melbourne, Australia||Graeme Beardsmore||Aug-Oct 2023|
|University of Genoa||Genoa, Italy||Massimo Verdoya||Apr-June 2023|
|CICESE||Ensenada, Mexico||Raquel Negrete Aranda||Sep-Dec 2023||A minimal knowledge of basic Spanish will help|
|SMU Geothermal Lab||Denver, U.S.A.||Maria Richards||Nov 2023-May 2024||Position could be in Dallas or Reno|
Q4/2023 - Nishu Chopra (India to GFZ, Germany)
Q1/2023 - Elif Balkan-Pazvantoğlu (Turkey to GFZ, Germany)
Q4/2022 - Karina Fuentes Bustillos (Mexico to GFZ, Germany)
How to apply
The application for a travel grant consists of two parts:
Your application must be written in English. The submission deadlines are the 01st of September and 01st of March.
Which nationalities are supported?
We support researchers from across the world. However, since the grants are provided under EU law, there are currently limitations to colleagues from a number of countries. Please, check the EU sanction list. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to apply, please contact us.
Can a travel grant be used across the world?
Yes. For the first round, the grants were limited to visits to the GFZ Potsdam. From spring 2023 on, we are able to extend the program to other hosting locations and heat-flow research institutions.
How often does the heatflow.fellowship grant the same researcher?
You may be awarded more than one travel grant. However, within any 24-month period, only one travel grant will be awarded to the same researcher.
Is there an application deadline?
Applications for travel grants may be submitted twice a year. The submission deadline is the 1st of September and the 1st of March.
What is the procedure if the departure is postponed?
Please, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org informing us why the trip has to be postponed, and giving the new departure date.
Can I apply for additional funds if I am working in a country with low income?
Yes, you can apply for an additional 200 euros per month for living costs. Please use the letter to specify this and add these funds to the total amount you are applying for.
When and how is the money transferred?
Upon approval of the travel grant, we will contact you with detailed information. Usually, the grants are awarded in form of an reimbursement earliest du the beginning of the fellowship.