The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) is a community-building and community-support organization for polar early career scientists, funded by National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, Award #2135176.
Our mission is to empower and elevate early career scientists in the polar sciences, support a vibrant community, provide opportunities and resources, offer skill trainings and work together towards a more just, inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible polar science environment.
Key PSECCO Objectives
Build connections between early career researchers across disciplines, volunteer organizations, and with existing polar networks
Provide practical support for the early career scientists who are providing leadership to the community, and as leaders in diversity and inclusion
Support the career development of polar scientists through workshops, training, and travel funds, and community-building
Provide seed funding for meaningful initiatives that enhance belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (BAJEDI) in the polar sciences through microgrants and fellowships
PSECCO resources and events are open to everyone, regardless of location, career stage, or discipline. We support and connect those who are committed to advancing early career polar science. However, due to funding restrictions from the US National Science Foundation, PSECCO funding is only available to US-based individuals. PSECCO can provide funding to all US citizens and non-citizens with a US Visa that allows the acceptance of funds from CU Boulder.