Below is all the information you need about registration, abstracts, and travel grants.
Progressive Palaeontology 2022 is open to any postgraduate student researching Palaeontology (that is, anyone who is yet to complete a PhD by the date of the conference). Master’s students and undergraduate students in their final year who are due to start a postgraduate course later this calendar year are also welcome to attend.
Registration and abstract submission commence on 27th April 2022. Abstract submission closes at midnight on 13th May 2022. Registration closes on the 12th June 2022. Registration is free of charge, but there will be an additional charge for delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner and fieldtrip. Please only register for one workshop as the workshops occur simultaneously.
There will also be the option to order a Progressive Palaeontology 22 conference t-shirt and palaeo-neurodiversity t-shirt for £15 each. These are available in sizes S-XXL.
Upon registration, you will be able choose whether you wish to receive your t-shirts in-person on the day of the conference, or if you wish for them be shipped for an additional postage fee.
- Deadline for abstract submission is 23:59 BST 13th May 2022. After this date abstracts will not be considered
- Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, not including the title of the presentation
- Your abstract will be reviewed by the committee before decisions are circulated on 17th May 2022. All submissions will be assessed in the following categories: articulation of the aims, methods, results, conclusions, Scientific significance and clarity to a non-specialist audience. Each category will be judged out of 5 and abstracts will be assessed blind
- Abstracts are limited to one per delegate
Abstracts should be submitted through the palaeontological Association online submission form, which will become available to you after registering for the conference. Once registered as a delegate you will receive an automated email containing a unique weblink (at the bottom of the email) which will provide access to the abstract form.
Upon abstract submission you will be asked for the following information:
- Title of presentation.
- Authors and affiliations.
- Abstract text (max 250 words).
- Whether/When you have presented at any previous ProgPal events?
- Career stage (e.g. Masters, 1st year PhD, 2nd PhD, etc.).
Only full talks will be considered for the keynote speaker slot.
Following acceptance of an abstract, individuals will be required to submit a pre-recorded version of their talk 2 weeks prior to the start date of the conference. Slight stylistic alterations may be made between the pre-recorded and live versions, but significant changes in content are not permitted without resubmission of the pre-recorded version.
There is limited funding available for travel grants to support students who are presenting their work at Progressive Palaeontology. Students with limited funding are eligible to apply for a travel grant to cover travel and accommodation to attend the conference.
The committee will be accepting applications from students both within the UK and abroad. If you wish to apply please attach a statement (max. 150 words) justifying your need of it in an email to Progpal2022@palass.org. This should include estimated costs of travel and accommodation as well as a statement explaining your financial need for the grant. Students can apply to be funded up to a maximum of £150 depending on where they are travelling from.
Travel grant applications will be assessed on the rationale of this statement, the financial need of the applicant and the merit of the accompanying abstract(s).