Martinelli Travel Fellowship for Students & Early Career Scientists

In order to help Latin American and the Caribbean early career scientists and graduate students who are actively involved in volcano research or monitoring expand and deepen their personal and professional networks and their access to partnerships, mentors, and information, the Bruno Martinelli Travel Fellowship provides travel support to attend and present a present a paper on a volcano-related topic at an international conference or workshop.

The Bruno Martinelli Travel Fellowship Fund was founded in 2001 by friends and colleagues of Bruno Martinelli in order to continue his work and efforts to support scientific and personal exchange for young scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Applications open: 4 February 2019
Applications close: 15 April 2019
Award notifications sent: Congratulations to the 2018 Winner!


In order to be considered for award, applications must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible applicants must be born and currently working/studying in Latin American or Caribbean countries and be actively involved in volcano research or monitoring.
  • Applicants must be within 10 years of receiving their terminal degree or currently enrolled full-time in a graduate program.
  • Applicants must commit to attend and present at a qualified meeting (see below for description of qualifying meetings).

Meeting Qualifications

The Bruno Martinelli Travel Fellowship allows fellows to attend and present a paper on a volcano-related topic at an international conference or workshop of their choice.

Eligible meetings should fit within the following criteria:

  • Attendance is typically less than 1000
  • Focus on volcano-related topics
  • Be attended by an international audience
  • Provide an opportunity for the applicant to develop contacts outside of his/her native region
  • Must take place within 12 months of the notification period (by June 30th of the following year)

Awardees may attend, for example, workshops sponsored by the European Seismological Commission (ESC) and the International Association for Volcanology and the Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) or small, focused meetings sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the European Geophyscial Union (EGU), the Seismological Society of America (SSA), or other notable geophysical and geoscience organizations.

Application Requirements

The application process will require the submission of the following materials:

  • Personal details (CV) and transcripts;
  • Letter of recommendation from and advisor, mentor, or professional in the field;
  • Details on the meeting where they are planning to present and attend;
  • Proposed budget and a statement of how they will fund any difference between the award and their need;
  • Abstract detailing the work the candidate will present at their meeting and a summary of the scientific importance of the work (not to exceed 2 pages);
  • A personal statement detailing how receiving this Fellowship and attending this meeting will benefit their educational and/or career goals and how this meeting fulfills the qualifying criteria (not to exceed 2 pages).

Fellowship Requirements

Recipients are expected to book their airfare/transportation and provide proof of attendance for the workshop/conference.

Recipients are required to submit receipts for claimed expenses up to the amount of the award within 3 months of the meeting.

Recipients are required to submit a brief (<300 words) report on the benefits of attendance within 3 months of the meeting.