Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


US Ice Drilling Program



The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the October 2021 Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) and International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland ( ). Applicants must be currently employed by a university or research institution within the U.S; under-represented minorities and from minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will receive reimbursement toward their conference registration, air and ground travel, and lodging costs up to a maximum of $3,615 US; the exact amount will depend on the number of qualified applicants. Applicants must plan to attend both the IPICS and the ICYS meetings. Qualified applicants will receive confirmation of their maximum potential reimbursement amount from IDP by June 1, 2021. Reimbursement based on receipts will be issued soon after the meeting.

Early Career Travel Grant Opportunity for the 2021 IPICS ICYS Meeting

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2021. To apply, create a single pdf document that contains the following information:

  • A one-page brief CV that includes your name, current position, affiliation, contact information, education, and publications
  • Listing of your estimated travel costs
  • A one-page description of how you will contribute to the IPICS and the Ice Core Young Scientists meetings, and what you will do, within two months after the meetings, to use findings from the meetings in materials you will produce to inspire your students and your community in STEM science.

Please email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before April 30, 2021, under the subject heading “Application for Early Career Travel”. Confirmation will be sent to awardees by June 1, 2021.

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