Arctic Visiting Speaker Program Grants Available

24 September 2012

Arctic Visiting Speaker Program Grants Available
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)

For further information, please go to:

Or contact:
Judy Fahnestock
Phone: 907-474-1600

The Arctic Visiting Speakers Program (AVS), managed by the Arctic
Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) with funding from the
National Science Foundation Division of Arctic Sciences, is currently
accepting applications from individuals, institutions, or organizations
interested in hosting an arctic visiting speaker. AVS provides travel
grants for speakers to present on arctic topics to a variety of

Visiting speakers can include scientists and researchers, indigenous
peoples, or any other person with expertise relevant to the Arctic.
Speaking tours can serve many types of audiences, but should include a
community or public activity. Speakers can be selected from the online
Speakers Bureau, which is available at:
Alternatively, a speaker not yet listed in the Bureau can be added with
approval from ARCUS.

Successful host applications will provide a schedule of events that
includes a wide variety of speaking engagements to a diverse set of
audiences. Rural and underserved areas are especially encouraged to

The grants are capped at $2,000 for domestic (U.S.) tours and $2,500 for
international tours. Grants can include, but are not limited to, funding
for transportation, lodging, per diem, and a speaker stipend.
Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the expected
event dates. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Application and other information can be found at:

Examples of past tours can be found at:

For additional information, please contact:
Judy Fahnestock
Phone: 907-474-1600

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