Applications are sought from students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, and investigators at U.S. institutions. Young investigators, students, and members of under represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Travel support will also be offered to a small number of educators who are actively engaged in presenting information on polar studies in their classrooms.

Successful applicants must present a talk or poster at the symposium and must be enrolled at or employed by a U.S. institution. Deadline for abstract submission to the IPY-OSC is Wednesday, 20 January 2010. More information on abstract submission is available at

Selection of applicants for travel grants will be based on relevance of research topic to conference themes, which are listed at: Priority will be given to students, young scientists, and members of under represented groups. The awards are expected to be in the $1500 to $3000 range with lesser amounts awarded to better-established applicants. All associated air travel must be on US-flagged carriers. Funding has been provided by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs.

To apply, download the application form from the IARC website at:
Completed application forms should be submitted to Tohru Saito at:

Deadline for Travel Grant Applications:
Monday, 15 February 2010.

For further information, please go to:

Or contact:
Tohru Saito
Phone: 907-474-1544