We offer 5 travel grants of £500 to early career researchers and to participants from developing countries. These grants are funded by TecTask, the Tectonics and Structural Geology division of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).

Delegates who wish to apply for a travel grant should first register for the conference, and then submit their application by email to drt2017@abdn.ac.uk, no later than 31st January 2017. The applicants should send a letter of motivation explaining (i) how their participation in the DRT is going to benefit them as scientists and impact their career and (ii) how the TecTask support would make a difference for their participation in the conference. The letter of motivation should fit in a single A4 with a font size of 12. Applications will not be considered if the candidate has not registered for the conference first. The scientific committee will evaluate all the proposals and will communicate the decision to the applicants by mid February.

After the conference, the grantees will need to submit a personal report of the meeting, including their description of how they benefitted from the meeting, and therefore from the TecTask support, and also three ideas for TecTask to pursue to promote and achieve its objectives. These reports will be accessible through the TecTask webpage, and must be as interesting and enthusing as possible. Please note that the grants will only be paid after the conference, and once the grantees have submitted their reports.