Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


SCAR logo white backgroundThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference (OSC) is held every two years and will be in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 3-7 August 2020 ( The SCAR OSC is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the most recent and important results of Antarctic research in all disciplines at an international venue. 

NSF Travel Grant Opportunity: Applications for partial travel support (e.g., airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, 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. Funding will be provided by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (pending final approval). 


1. You must be enrolled as a student or employed at a U.S. institution. 

2. You must present a talk or poster as the lead author at the SCAR OSC or related side meeting. 

3. Funds from this grant may not be used to provide travel or related expenses to an individual whose comparable expenses are being defrayed by his/her employer or by some third party, including through another Federal grant. 


Application: Application form at

Deadline for Applications: 3 February 2020. (Decisions are expected by 19 February.) 

Questions: Contact Deneb Karentz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), University of San Francisco. 

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