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The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS) announces the Early Career Conference Funding Award to support up to twenty, US-based, early career researchers and students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research. In lieu of full travel grants during 2020/21, these funding awards will cover registration fees, session/abstract submission costs, and other relevant expenses related to virtual conference attendance (recognizing that many events have moved online or may be forced to do so) for one conference or event scheduled to take place through 31 May 2021. This award aims to increase participation of early career, underrepresented minorities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; BIPOC) in Arctic research by providing at least half of the awards to BIPOC students and early career researchers. This award is for conference attendance and participation—submitting an abstract will be optional.

The deadline for submitting an award application is 5:00pm Alaska time, 1 November 2020. Award notifications are anticipated to be announced during the week of 16 November 2020.

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

For more information including the qualifications and requirements, please follow the link above.