This award supports U.S.-based, early career researchers and students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research. The forthcoming fall 2023 funding awards will cover relevant expenses related to in-person conference attendance for one U.S.-based conference or event scheduled to take place during the period of 1 December 2023 – 1 June 2024.

This award also aims to specifically increase participation of early career, underrepresented minorities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; BIPOC) in Arctic research.

Preference will be given to:

  • BIPOC applicants;
  • New applicants to the ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award (previous awardees are eligible, however); and
  • Applicants who are new to Arctic research and/or have never had the opportunity to attend an Arctic-themed conference or meeting. This award is for conference attendance and participation—submitting an abstract will be optional. Prior experience in Arctic research is not required.

Requirements and qualifications include:

  • Applicants should be early-career, defined for this award as a student (undergraduate or graduate) or within six years of terminal degree;
  • U.S.-based (U.S. citizenship not required);
  • Intended conference must be held in the U.S., have Arctic-relevant sessions/themes (of any discipline), and occur before 1 June 2024; and
  • Awardees will complete a brief follow-up survey about their experience.

Eligible expenses include airfare, per diem, lodging, conference registration, abstract/session submission fees, and other relevant expenses upon approval, which will be either paid directly or reimbursed by ARCUS

Application deadline: 31 October 2023, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time

For more information, go to:
ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award webpage

For questions, contact:
Lisa Sheffield Guy, ARCUS