ECSA

ECSA Travel Funds Requests

Early Career Scientist Assembly FY2020 Travel Funds Program

Funding is available for NCAR employees only! Deadline for applications in November 25, 2019.

Access the application form here

If you have any questions regarding the ECSA travel funds please contact Gunter Leguy at gunterl@ucar.edu.
 
 

Travel for these funds MUST COMPLETED WITHIN THE FY20 FISCAL YEAR [Before September 30, 2020].

CRITERIA:

The ECSA is pleased to offer travel funds to early career scientists who would like to attend conferences, workshops, or meetings in FY2020, but who do not have sufficient resources to go.  To be eligible you must qualify as “early career” as defined by the NCAR ECSA (see below) and be a current NCAR employee.  To maximize the number of awards, we strongly encourage the applicants to look into the possibility of cost sharing with their home divisions, hosts, and/or meeting organizers if possible. There is no requirement for the applicant to give a talk at the conference or workshop.  Awards are competitive. The maximum possible travel award per ECSA applicant is $1500. 
 
Please answer each question with full consideration. The pertinence of the response will weigh heavily in the final decision of allocating any funds.
 
Who is “early career”?
The ECSA nominally defines early career as NCAR staff members who are in the ECSA and within 12 years of having earned their highest degree. However, consideration will also be given to those who are still in the early stages of their careers, but have seen interruptions due to family leaves, military service etc. 

Maximum award is $1,500

UPON ACCEPTANCE:
ECSA members who receive ECSA travel support may be required to submit ONE of the following to the ASP office prior to my signing their travel reimbursement requests:
- a pdf file of the presentation that they made while on travel
- a pdf file of the poster that they presented while on travel
- a detailed trip report, outlining the purpose of their trip and
its impact on their research and/or professional development (N.B. ALL acronyms need to be defined in this report).