Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The U.S. Permafrost Association will provide travel grants for U.S.-based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their terminal degree) to attend conferences, field schools, or pursue field studies directly relevant to permafrost science and engineering in 2017. Successful applicants will receive a minimum of $500, up to a maximum of $1,500. The value of awards will be based on the merit of applications.

For conferences, the applicant must be first author on a permafrost-related research presentation. Early Career Travel Grants will not be awarded for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting; AGU travel grant opportunities will be announced later in 2017.

Preference will be given to applicants who are current members of both USPA and the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN). Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

Apply at and use the application form.

To view previous USPA travel grant award winners, see
To renew your membership, please visit

The application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Find here the travel grant flyer. Questions? Email Dan Vecellio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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