United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Travel Funds for U.S. Participants in the SCAR Open Science Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, August 25th – 28th, 2014

The NSF Antarctic Sciences Section of the Division of Polar Programs is providing funds to support participation of U.S. scientists in the 6th biennial SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland, New Zealand (meeting website: http://www.scar2014.com). The Open Science Conference is an international and interdisciplinary meeting that brings together scientists of all ages from around the world with interests in Antarctica and the southern ocean. Funds are intended primarily to support early-career researchers, graduate students and individuals who would increase the diversity of the polar science community. Current Division of Polar Programs Investigators with meeting travel funds included in their awards are not eligible for this travel support. In order to maximize the number of participants supported, we anticipate funding per individual will be in the range of $2,000-2,500 USD.

An application form will be posted shortly on the U.S. SCAR web site: usscar.org. Another message will be distributed when the form is available to download.

The Abstract Deadline for the OSC is February 14th, 2014 – Submit soon!