Early Career Scientist Workshop for Ice Core Science

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 6 March 2016

Where: Hobart, Tasmania

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Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) is pleased to announce a workshop for Early Career Researchers in ice core science to be held immediately before the upcoming IPICS Open Science Conference, on Sunday 06 March 2016.

The workshop aims to foster collaboration among young scientists in the community, enhance specific skills relevant to ice core science, and provide a forum for discussion of important career-related topics. The workshop will include plenary sessions on the future of ice coring science, as well as supervised break-out discussions of “softer” skills that are vital to a scientific career but rarely are part of the formal academic training. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion with senior scientists on topics such as work/life balance, strategies for dual-career couples, challenges involved in being a chief scientist, leadership techniques as a PI etc.

Generous travel grants are available for students to attend both the workshop and IPICS Open Science Conference. Applications are now open and registration for the ICYS workshop must be made via the IPICS2015 Abstracts Submission Form (http://www.ipics2016.org/abstracts). The deadline for abstract submission 15 September 2015.

Key dates
15 July, 2015
• Call for abstracts opens
• Conference registrations open

15 September, 2015
• Deadline for abstracts
• Early career researcher travel support applications close

31 December, 2015
• Early bird period ends

06 March, 2016
• ICYS Workshop, Hobart

07-11 March, 2016
• IPICS 2016 Second Open Science Conference

Early career support packages
IPICS2016 organizers will award a limited number of support packages of up to $A2000 for early career researchers to attend the conference. Applications close at 23:59 UT September 15, 2015, and must be made at the same time as you submit your abstract using the IPICS2016 Abstracts Submission Form.

Additional nationally-tied support for early career researchers is also available. Applicants from eligible countries should apply as first preference for these via relevant national channels, in addition to the application via the IPICS2016 website, in the event that they are unsuccessful.

Europe: EPICA member institutions can submit applications for support to the Descartes Prize Committee via their national representative.

United States: At the time of opening, the prospect of ICYS-solicited support for US early career researchers is under consideration. Contact ICYS US reps for latest information.

Developing nations: Travel support is available for early career researchers from developing nations, with generous support from PAGES. Applications for travel support must be made simultaneously with the submission of your abstract on the IPICS2016 Abstracts Submission form.

IPICS2016, EPICA, PAGES and ICYS will coordinate the travel support applications with the intention to grant only one award to any individual. Applicants should be aware that the IPICS2016 awards here will be finalised after consultation with all other funding providers.

Additional information:

  • Most, but not all, support awards offered here by the Hobart organizing committee are intended for attendance at the Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) Workshop on Sunday 6 March in Hobart.
  • Any individual is entitled to only ONE award from IPICS2016, EPICA, PAGES or any other nationally coordinated program of awards. Applicants are welcome to apply here as well, but should be aware that organisers and funding providers will coordinate awards in consultation to ensure just one is granted.
  • Awards will be negotiated on the basis of airfare and accommodation receipts to the maximum value of A$2000.

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