SCAR2020 travel funding opportunity for researchers working with solid Earth-ice interaction

Matt King matt.king at
Thu Dec 19 22:59:23 UTC 2019

Dear colleagues

Abstract submissions have now opened for the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) 2020 Open Science Conference (OSC), which will be held 3-7 August 2020 in Hobart, Australia. A number of SERCE-facing sessions are advertised, further details can be found here:<>. The deadline for abstract submissions is 28th February 2020.

SERCE (<>) will be offering grants to support travel and registration costs associated with attending SCAR2020. These will be up to $2,000 USD, and will be awarded to early-career researchers (ECRs) or researchers from countries with emerging Antarctic programs. An ECR is defined broadly as those researchers who have accumulated up to 7 years of research since completing their PhD (taking into account periods of part-time research or career breaks).

To apply please send an email to pippa.whitehouse at<mailto:pippa.whitehouse at> with the following information:

*             The year you attained your PhD (briefly document any time away from research)

*             Estimated required travel and registration support

*             Other sources of funding that will be supporting your travel to SCAR2020

*             Your submitted abstract, on which you must be the named presenter

*             A brief description of how your abstract fits with SERCE objectives (listed at the end of this email)

Applications will be accepted up to the next working day after the OSC abstract deadline (OSC deadline 28 February, next working day 2 March). Applications will be reviewed by the SERCE Steering Committee and awards made conditional on abstract acceptance. The amount awarded to successful applicants will depend on a number of factors including: science quality; alignment with the aims of SERCE; travel requirements; and the number of applicants.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Best wishes,

Pippa Whitehouse and Matt King

(SERCE Joint Chief Officers)


The overarching objective of the Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) scientific research programme is to: Advance understanding of the interactions between the solid earth and the cryosphere to better constrain ice mass balance, ice dynamics and sea level change in a warming world. This objective will be accomplished through integrated analysis and incorporation of geological, geodetic and geophysical measurements into models of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) and ice sheet dynamics. The programme is designed to synthesize and integrate the extensive new geological and geophysical data sets obtained during and subsequent to the International Polar Year with modeling studies, in a timeframe to contribute to IPCC AR6. SERCE includes one sub-group which is focused on better understanding Geothermal Heat Flux across Antarctica.

Dr. Pippa Whitehouse
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
Durham University
DH1 3LE, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)191 334 1877
Office: S210

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