INQUA funding is provided to stimulate the development of research networks, and is divided into three categories:
1) Single or Multi-year Project INQUA Grant
2) Conference / Meeting INQUA Grant
3) Skills Enhancement Activity INQUA Grant
At its broadest scale, INQUA’s role is to foster international collaboration in the field of Quaternary Science. INQUA has established Commissions to divide Quaternary science into coherent thematic units that are most relevant to the current research environment. These Commissions are composed of scientists who are interested in the research areas covered by the Commission and anyone may join by visiting the Commission pages.
During each four-year inter-congress period, INQUA's Commissions welcome applications for multi-year projects that will address important, large-scale issues within the broad area of focus of each Commission. These multi-year projects should have international networking as their core mission, alongside developing Early Career Researcher (ECR - definition here) and Developing Country Researcher (DCR - definition here) contributions in their area of interest.
Alongside the multi-year projects we also encourage applications for single year projects which are designed to allow networking between researchers on any topic relevant to the funding Commission. These projects should aim to complete their activities within one calendar year, but may apply for repeat funding to enable them to become multi-year projects as necessary.
We also offer support for individual conferences or meetings that cover topics of interest to the supporting Commissions and that prioritise ECR / DCR attendance.
INQUA also provides Skills Enhancement funding. This funding
is intended to support meetings, workshops or training activities that are
related to the Quaternary Sciences, but are not necessarily linked to ongoing
projects within each Commission.
INQUA Grant applications should be in line with INQUA's basic goal i.e. to promote improved communication and international collaboration in experimental and applied aspects of Quaternary research, with networking as the focus.For all streams of funding it is important to contact the relevant Commission prior to applying to ensure resources are available. There is a single grant application form to apply for all of the categories listed above.