The IAGA Executive Committee and the IAGA2013 LOC are working together to offer a limited number of financial assistance grants to support participation at the 12th IAGA Scientific Assembly. An application for a grant can only be made by those who have submitted one or more abstracts to the scientific program. Financial assistance funds are limited and most awards will be for the registration fee only. It is unlikely that full support will be possible. Applications for grants should be sent exclusively to the Local Organizing Committee by e-mail to the address: [email protected], with the subject: IAGA 2013, application for grant. Already submitted abstract(s) by the applicant should be attached, together with a justification of the application. The deadline is strict (March 31, 2013), in order to be able to inform about the decision no later than April 30, 2013.