United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Travel Awards for the 2024 SCAR Open Science Conference

XI SCAR Open Science Conference: Antarctic Science: Crossroads for a New Hope
Pucón, Chile
19-23 August 2024

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference (OSC) is held every two years, because of the pandemic this meeting has been virtual since 2020. The 2024 OSC will be in person 19-23 August 2024 in Pucón, Chile. See meeting website for details. The SCAR OSC is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the most recent and important results of Antarctic research at an international venue. Deadline for abstracts is Monday, 4 March 2024.

Travel Award Opportunity: Applications for partial travel support (e.g., airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, and/or meeting registration) will be accepted from students, post-doctoral researchers and other scientists at US institutions (funding cannot be provided to anyone at a non-US institution). Preference will be given to early career investigators (students and those within 5 years of completing a PhD). Individuals from underrepresented groups in the sciences (e.g., women, persons with disabilities, blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives) are encouraged to apply. Maximum support will be $2500. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs grant #2013971 awarded to the University of San Francisco for support of US-SCAR.


  • You must be enrolled as a student or employed at a US institution.
  • You must present a talk or poster as the lead author at the SCAR OSC or a related side meeting.
  • Funds from this grant may not be used to provide travel or related expenses to an individual whose comparable expenses are being defrayed by an employer or by some third party, including through another Federal grant.

Deadline for Applications: 1 April 2024

See the travel award application for more information.

Questions: Contact Deneb Karentz
University of San Francisco, US Delegate to SCAR, SCAR Vice President for Science

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