JORDI M. DE GIBERT
This scholarship was established to honor Jordi, a friend and enthusiastic ichnologist, who was a strong supporter of student involvement and international collaboration. This fund supports graduate student participation to primarily ICHNIA, the International Congress of Ichnology and, when funds allow, to other international meetings. Calls for applications are planned about six months in advance of ICHNIA.
Dr. Jordi María de Gibert was an outstanding man, geologist, paleontologist and ichnologist, as well as a remarkable teacher and communicator. Both in his personal life and as a scientist, Jordi was always willing to share and spread his knowledge, and enriching his ideas and projects with the new input coming from his friends, his family and his colleagues. He loved the worlds of paleontology and ichnology, to which he became a passionate supporter of our research and community. He was dedicated to the introduction of young students to this science and to the development of an enlarged and inclusive Ichnological community, as shown by his active involvement in the creation of the International Ichnological Association (IIA), of which he was a founding member. Whenever he had the opportunity, Jordi shared his knowledge with the newcomers. In his latest years, Jordi became especially concerned with the differences in access to opportunities and funding among junior scientists from countries where a lack of government investment poses serious constraints on developing knowledge in his area of scientific expertise.
About the scholarship
Applicants must submit their application to the IIA president no later than six months prior to the beginning date of the meeting that will be attended.
A written request for scholarship funds (in letter form), indicating the intention to attend Ichnia and identify if there is any other financial assistance available that can complement the travel grant.
An estimated budget of the travel expenses.
An abstract of the ichnological research that the student intends to present at the meeting as an oral presentation or poster.
Any additional information that the applicant may wish to submit relating to his/her future aspirations as a professional scientist in applying ichnology to significant geological and/or biological problems (e.g., publications, previous presentations).
Please send your completed application as a single file to
IIA president <email@example.com>
Alfred Uchman - President of IIA
Noelia Carmona - Secretary of IIA
Jennifer Scott - Treasurer of IIA
Gabriela Mángano - Jordi Maria Collaborator & Initiator of the Fund
Inma Gonzalez – Wife of Jordi & family Representative
Luis A. Buatois- Former President of IIA- Jordi Maria de Gilbert Collaborator
Jordi Martinell - Representative of Universitat de Barcelona, Jordi Maria Home Institution, Advisor & Collaborator
Allan A. Ekdale - Jordi Maria Mentor &Collaborator
Renata Netto - Jordi Maria Collaborator
Allan H. Curran - Jordi Maria Collaborator