United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

PSECCO Conference Travel Grants for US-Based Polar ECRs & Educators

Greetings polar early career researchers and educators, 

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO)* Conference Travel Grant Program is now open for applications. Travel awards to attend and present polar-related work at a conference are open to US-based polar early career researchers (ECRs) and educators. In this March 2024 funding cycle, PSECCO will be distributing $5,000 of awards. Applicants may request a reasonable amount of funding to support their travel to/from a conference, up to a value of $900 per person, with awards aimed at those with demonstrated financial need. An additional $100 is available for awardees who organize a PSECCO social event at the conference. 

The application deadline is March 15, 2024 at 11.59pm MT. 

You can learn more about the opportunity, eligibility and funding requirements, along with how to apply for the travel funding on the PSECCO website, here. Note that the grants can be used to support transportation, accommodation, per diem, meeting registration, abstract submission, and dependent care costs (if applicable). Other costs may be considered depending on the need and accompanying explanation. 

If you have questions, please email psecco@colorado.edu. We look forward to seeing your applications! 

Kind regards, 

*PSECCO is a community-building and support effort for early career scientists with a focus on promoting accessibility, inclusion and diversity in the polar sciences, funded by NSF and housed at the University of Colorado.

Mariama Dryák-Vallies (she/her) “How do I pronounce that?
Director, Polar Science Early Career Community Office
CIRES Education & Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder
Situated on the traditional & ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne peoples
mariama.dryak@colorado.edu | psecco@colorado.edu