PSECCO is soliciting applications from U.S.-based individuals and organizations with plans that will lead to tangible impacts in the areas of belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants may apply for up to $1000 in funding.

Awarded funds can cover all expenses (e.g., salary, travel, stipends, other costs) associated with carrying out the proposed idea and there are no limitations on allowable expenses. Awards should support the work of historically excluded scholars in the polar sciences, bring polar education to communities historically excluded from the polar sciences, or it should advance the work of a person, program, or group that is already doing that work.

To be eligible for funding applicants must:  

  • Be an early career scientist ranging anywhere from an undergraduate student to ten years or less since your last terminal degree or an organization whose activities are driven primarily by polar early career scientists;
  • Do research/science related to polar regions;
  • Propose an idea with tangible benefits for polar science within the U.S. or U.S.-affiliated territories;
  • Be based in the U.S.;
  • Present a proposal that clearly outlines and justifies the idea and associated expenses, as well as the qualifications of the individual(s)/organization seeking to implement that idea;
  • If funded, submit a 500-word report on the BAJEDI micro-grant effort, along with at least two photographs from carrying out the idea; and  
  • Serve on the 2024 BAJEDI Micro-grant selection committee in November 2024.

Application deadline: 31 October 2023

For more information, go to:
PSECCO BAJEDI Microgrant webpage

To view the selection rubric, go to:
Rubric webpage

For questions, contact:
Mariama Dryák-Vallies
Phone: 303-735-5562