ECSA Travel Funds Requests

Early Career Scientist Assembly FY2022 Travel Funds Program

Funding is available for NCAR employees only!

Applications closed on Sunday, September 26th, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the ECSA travel funds please contact Samuel Li at

Travel for these funds MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE FY22 FISCAL YEAR [Before September 30, 2022].


The ECSA is pleased to offer travel funds to early career scientists who would like to attend one (including online) conference, workshop, or meeting in FY2022, but who do not have sufficient resources to attend. 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.

If you were awarded funds for FY2021 and were unable to use it due to COVID, this will not be held against you and we encourage you to reapply this year.

Please answer each questions 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.


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).