Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


arcuslogonotext 2018The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) invites applications for the Early Career Conference Funding Award. The Early Career Conference Funding Award supports U.S.-based, early career researchers and students to participate in virtual meetings and events relevant to Arctic research.

In lieu of full travel grants due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, these funding awards will cover registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, and other relevant expenses related to virtual conference attendance for one conference or event.

This award aims to increase participation of early career, underrepresented minorities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; BIPOC) in Arctic research by providing at least half of the awards to BIPOC students and researchers.

This award is for virtual conference attendance and participation. Submitting an abstract will be optional.

Qualifications and requirements include:

  • Applicants should be early-career, defined for this award as a student (graduate or undergraduate) or within six years of terminal degree. No Arctic education or experience is required;
  • Applicants should be U.S.-based (U.S. citizenship not required);
  • Intended conference should be virtual, have Arctic-relevant sessions/themes (of any discipline), and occur before 30 June 2022. No in-person conference attendance will be supported through this award;
  • Eligible expenses include conference registration, abstract/session submission fees, and other relevant expenses upon approval, which can be paid directly by ARCUS or reimbursed (receipt required); and
  • Awardees will provide a brief, written summary of experience (100-200 words) following attendance.

Funding for these awards is made possible through the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Sciences Section (PLR #1928794).

Application deadline: Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time

For more information, go to:
ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award webpage

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