Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The International Glaciological Society (IGS,, alongside the Early-career Glaciology Group (EGG,, invites applications for the inaugural IGS EGG Conference Grant.

This grant aims to provide financial support to early career researchers in any field of cryospheric research to enable them to attend, and participate in, conferences and meetings that are fully or partly sponsored by the IGS. The grant also aims to increase participation of early-career, underrepresented minorities in cryospheric research (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour; BIPOC), as well as those who do not have access to traditional sources of funding. More details can be found below.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements:

  • Applicants must be early-career, defined as a student (undergraduate or graduate), or within five years of terminal degree

  • Preference will be given to those applying from under-represented groups, and those who have limited access to traditional sources of funding

  • Some priority will also be given to those who have not attended a conference before (regardless of funding situation)

  • Intended conference/meeting must be fully or partly sponsored by the IGS and be scheduled for the period 1st March 2024 – 31st December 2024 (see for upcoming IGS conferences/meetings)

  • The grant can be used to cover registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, travel, accommodation, and any other relevant expenses

  • All applicants are asked to provide a reference with their applications. More details can be found on the grant application form

To apply, please download and complete both application forms (found here) and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 31st January 2024.

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