This award supports U.S.-based, early career researchers or students to participate in meetings and events relevant to Arctic research. The forthcoming fall 2024 funding awards will cover registration fees, travel, and other relevant expenses related to in-person conference attendance for an Alaska-based conference, with the intention of providing an Alaska-based experience and connection to Alaska Native research priorities and values for early-career researchers.

Fall 2024 Award applicants will choose between two fall conferences:

  • The National Tribal & Indigenous Climate Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 9–12 September 2024; or
  • The Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention, Anchorage, Alaska, 17–19 October 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: 1 August 2024, 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