INQUA Funding, Grants & Awards
**New Funding Structure Announcement**
In response to feedback from members, INQUA has developed a new funding framework for Commission activities which replaces the previous system which was arranged around International Focus Groups (IFGs) and Projects.
There are three new categories of INQUA Commission support:
- Funding for single year or multi-year projects
- Funding to support a stand-alone conference or meeting
- Funding for skills enhancement
For the coming year, 2021, we have also added additional allowable funding types in response to the changing academic landscape caused by Covid-19.
In addition, there is still the option to apply for INQUA endorsement (or to become an INQUA Working Group) with the right to use the INQUA logo and name when applying for funding and organising conferences. This endorsement does not involve financial support from INQUA.
All in-progress funded IFGs/projects will immediately be moved to this new system and we expect existing IFGs and some projects to become ‘multi-year projects’. Existing funded IFGs and projects need to apply for continuation of funding in the upcoming year towards the end of each year using a new application form.
We welcome enquiries from potential projects at any time, but the deadline for initial applications to these new categories this year is 20th November 2020. Applicants who have missed this deadline should contact the Commission officers for more information. After January 31st, however, no further proposals will be considered by the Executive Committee.Detailed explanation of the different funding categories and the application form are available on the relevant funding pages.
INQUA Working Group Status
The Working Groups are requested to report at the meeting of the International Council about their activities during the intra-congress period. During the intra-congress period, Commission Presidents, will ask the INQUA Working Groups to hand in a short annual report. The INQUA Working Groups are also encouraged to report, on a regular base, about their activities and results in INQUA’s newsletter Quaternary Perspective.