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 is a national community office based in the United States, whose activities and events are open to polar scientists everywhere, but only able to fund (through its grants and participant support stipends) polar scientists based in the United States.*
*These scientists do not need to be US-citizens.