United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Reminder: TRAVEL GRANT OPPORTUNITY - SCAR Open Science Conference

SCAR Open Science Conference
Davos, Switzerland; 19-23 June 2018

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference (OSC) is held every two years and will be in Switzerland from 19-23 June 2018 (https://www.polar2018.org). The XXXVth SCAR OSC will be held in conjunction with POLAR2018, and bring together scientists from around the world with interests in both Antarctic and Arctic science. The OSC is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the most recent and important results of research in polar disciplines.

Travel Grant Opportunity: Applications for partial travel support (up to ~$1800; e.g., airfare, meeting registration fees, per diem, lodging or other documented travel expenses) are sought from students, post-doctoral researchers and other scientists at US institutions. Preference will be given to early career investigators (students and those within 5 years of completing PhD). Individuals from underrepresented groups in the sciences (i.e., women, persons with disabilities, blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians) are encouraged to apply. Funding will be provided by the National Science Foundation Division of Polar Programs.

Eligibility: 1) You must be employed by/enrolled in a US institution, funding cannot be provided to anyone at a non-US institution. 2) You must present a talk or poster on Antarctic research at the 2018 SCAR Open Science Conference. 3) Applicants may not have access to current NSF grants with travel funds already designated for attendance at the SCAR OSC.

Application: The application form is available at https://goo.gl/forms/SyppDbQUGyboCDjP2. Reimbursement of funds will require submission of receipts after travel is completed. Air travel must be purchased through a US-flag carrier (no exceptions). Travel advances are not possible, and credit card statements are not valid as receipts.

Deadline for Applications: 1 March 2018

Questions: Contact Deneb Karentz (karentzd at usfca.edu), University of San Francisco