Opportunities and Support for
Students, Early Career Scientists and Scientists from Developing Countries

As part of WCRP's ongoing commitment to education and capacity development and to train the next generation of climate experts, travel grants are available to enable and support participation of students, early career scientists and scientists from developing countries to attend the conference.

Grants will be assigned based on financial need and scientific merit of proposed presentation described in the abstract, contribution to conference and all supporting documents (see below). Priority will be given to:

1) Students: those pursuing their graduate studies (MSc, PhD)
2) Early Career Scientists: post-graduates and researchers who received their highest degree in 2005 or later
3) Scientists from emerging and developing economies

Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the financial support which includes total refund of Abstract and Registration fees.

The application for financial assistance is CLOSED!!!


How to Qualify for Financial Support

In order to qualify for financial support the applicant must:

1) Submit an abstract of a paper to the conference, of which he/she is the principal author
2) Submit a complete financial support application (click here for online support application)

The applicant will be asked to submit a short Curriculum Vitae (max 1 page, size A4) and a brief statement (300 words max) indicating the scientific motivation and expected benefits of his/her participation in the conference. In addition, if the applicant is a student, she/he needs to send a letter from her/his supervisor, supporting her/his attendance, to info.conf2011@wcrp-climate.org

We strongly encourage the applicant to secure a significant proportion of financial support from national/institutional sources. As part of the application form, the applicant will need to provide evidence of such support, if applicable.

A Scientific Panel has been established to review all the applications and select the successful candidates based on the importance of their contributions to the conference. Successful applicants will be notified on the result of the selection process by early June 2011.

Workshop for Early Career Scientists

The Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites early career scientists (post-graduates and researchers who received their Ph.D. in 2005 or later) to attend a 3-day workshop in connection with the WRCP Open Science Conference in October 2011... read more