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.
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, 2023 at 11.59pm MT.
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 will be used to select proposals for support here.
Deadline by which to apply is: October 31, 2022 at 11.59pm MT.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss it!
If your organization is in need of such assistance, please email email@example.com 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.