Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA) and the Canadian National Committee for the International Permafrost Association (CNC-IPA) are delighted to announce that they will jointly fund up to 20 bursaries for students to attend the 18th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering / 8th Canadian Permafrost Conference in Qu├ębec City from August 18-22, 2019.

The bursaries will cover the student registration fee for the conference, which includes access to the sessions, coffee breaks, and lunches.  In addition, up to two travel bursaries of $500 each will be available to students whose home addresses are north of the southern boundary of the discontinuous permafrost zone.

The awards are competitive with ranking based on the quality and originality of the abstract and the contribution of the student to it. Applications will be judged by a committee with members drawn from the CPA, CNC-IPA and PYRN North America.

To apply for a registration fee bursary or travel bursary complete the on-line application form at  

The deadline to apply is 23:59 PST on December 12, 2018.

Students will be informed if their application is successful before the middle of January 2019. Registration will be funded contingent on acceptance of a paper for publication in the conference proceedings and giving an oral or poster presentation at the meeting. 

In addition to the bursaries, the CPA will give out prizes for the best oral and the best poster presentation given by a student on a permafrost topic at the meeting.

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