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 the University of Colorado Boulder.
PSECCO Conference Travel Grant Program
Learn more about the PSECCO Conference Travel Grant Program for polar early career scientists and educators here. This travel grant program has two funding cycles, one in the spring and one in the fall. The current deadline by which to apply is: March 15, 2024 at 11.59pm MT.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the Fall 2024 Conference Travel Grant application deadline in mid-2024.
PSECCO BAJEDI Micro-grant Program
As an organization committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion, and working towards building an inclusive and just environment in the polar sciences, PSECCO is excited to announce the pre-solicitation call for individuals and organizations to apply for PSECCO Belonging, Accessibility, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (BAJEDI) Micro-grants!
Do you have an idea that will advance BAJEDI in the polar regions but need a little funding to bring that idea to fruition? PSECCO is looking to support people or organizations with plans that will lead to tangible impacts in these areas. The full solicitation has been released! Read more about the application process and the rubric that was used in 2022 and 2023 to select proposals for support here. The full 2023 solicitation can be found here.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 BAJEDI Micro-grant application deadline in late summer of 2024.
PSECCO Administration Support/Grants
Early career polar researchers/scientists (ECRs) have great ideas, do important work, and serve as meaningful leaders for justice and equity within the field. Sometimes, a little support can make a huge difference in the ability of these ECRs to advance their mission, elevate their presence, or increase the impact of their work. PSECCO understands this need and provides support through either administrative time (provided by our team) or funding (for expenses to volunteer-run organizations that support and/or are run by polar early career scientists) in service to increasing justice and equity within the polar early career community. Some examples of the type of support organizations can apply for (though this list is by no means exhaustive) include: website administration and hosting, virtual meeting support, software licenses, conference presentation-related fees, room rentals, and/or printing. Not sure if the type of support you need would qualify? Reach out to email@example.com to discuss it!
If your organization is in need of such assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a context for and description of what funds or administration support are [is] needed for, along with a budget for the expense. PSECCO will get back to you with any added context needed to appropriately respond to the request.