Financial assistance / travel support

Limited funds to support attendance of the conference will be available. DMG, DGGV and PalGes student members or students who will become members during the conference are eligible for application in case of poster or oral presentation

(Please note: travel support cannot be given for students from Bonn).


Here you will find the application for travel allowances for DMG members:

( Please send this form directly to the DMG.


To apply for travel allowances by DGGV please send an E-Mail directly to the DGGV.

PalGes (

Predoctoral students (must be member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft) without financial support (such as DFG project position or stipend) can apply for a travel grant (max. 100 €) if they present a talk or poster at GeoBonn 2018. Please send your application (name, Bachelor-/Master-/or Doctoral- student, university and home address, title of poster or talk, statement that no financial support is available) to the Geschäftsstelle of Paläontologische Gesellschaft: geschaeftsstelle[at], no later than July 5, 2018. Students of Universität Bonn cannot apply for the travel grant.


More information about membership with the societies please find at the following webpages:

DGGV and DMG and PalGes



DGGV, DMG and PalGes are awarding some student awards.

• Outstanding student poster award

All first-author students presenting a poster are eligible to compete for this award. Successful students will be awarded financial support (1st place: € 600, 2nd: € 400, 3rd: € 200).

• DMG - “Paul Ramdohr Award”

The DMG is awarding the Paul Ramdohr award (€ 1,000) to a young academic for an outstanding oral presentation. Students who wish to enter the contest need to be or to become a DMG member.

• PalGes “Young Scientist Award (YSA)”

All first-author students presenting a talk are eligible to compete for this award. Successful students will be awarded financial support (1st place: € 500, 2nd: € 300, 3rd: € 200).

Conditions are:

(1) membership of Paläontologische Gesellschaft

(2) applicants must not yet have finished their doctoral degree.

(3) you have chosen the award application during the abstract submission; please check the box at the end of the list of sessions. Your talk was confirmed by the committee and you have given your talk at GeoBonn 2018 conference. A jury will select the winner.


Workshop at 5th September

(14:30 h (2 h). Limited number of participants: 50)

Publication of research data related to scientific articles in the geosciences:

The publication of research data fosters the reproducibility and quality of scientific work and opens up opportunities for novel research. Many research funders, universities and scientific organizations are therefore committed to the publication of research data as the standard of scientific practice.

In order to discuss opportunities, benefits and challenges of publishing research data and to assist you in data publication, we are organizing this workshop on "Publishing Research Data in the Earth Sciences".

The workshop demonstrates that publishing research data with existing infrastructures is easy. It deals with current standards and the description of the data as well as with legal aspects and possible publication locations and formats. The focus is on the publication of research data that forms the basis of a journal article.

The workshop is organized by the Fachinformationsdienst Geowissenschaften (FID GEO).




Please note the following additional information concerning data protection:

At our events you will be asked to wear a name badge. Furthermore, at events organised by us photos might be taken or films shot, members of the press might attend, lectures might be transferred via Skype, there might also be video conferences or live streamings with or without recording. Upon request we will gladly provide you with more details, or ask us on-site during the event.