Awards will support registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, travel, and other relevant expenses related to in-person conference attendance for one U.S.-based conference or event scheduled to take place during the period of 15 October 2022–1 April 2023. 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:

  1. BIPOC applicants;
  2. New applicants to the ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award (previous awardees are eligible, however); and
  3. 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. In the event of COVID-19 related travel complications, ARCUS will work with each awardee individually to accommodate necessary schedule or travel changes.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 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 April 2023
  • 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
  • Awardees will complete a brief follow-up survey about their experience

Funding for these awards is made possible through the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Sciences Section (PLR #1928794).

Application deadline: Friday, 16 September 2022, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time

For more information and to apply, go to:

ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award webpage

For questions, contact:
Lisa Sheffield Guy, ARCUS