Science Policy Conference Abstract Submission and Student Travel Grant Application Periods Close 17 April

15 April 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13-19

Are you planning on submitting a poster abstract or applying for a student travel grant for the 2nd annual AGU Science Policy Conference? Both the poster abstract submission and student travel grant applications periods close 17 April, 11:59 P.M., EDT.

Poster Abstract Submission
In addition to plenary talks and panel discussions, AGU will host a poster session to correspond with the six Science Policy Conference topics: climate change, oceans, energy, hazards, technology and infrastructure, and the Arctic. Poster abstracts must focus on science and policy within these topics. To provide better access to this important content, authors will have the option to display posters electronically on the conference website through AGU’s interactive ePoster technology. Visit the conference Web site to learn more aboutposter guidelines and to submit an abstract.

This year the conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Monday, 24 June to Wednesday, 26 June 2013 in Washington, D.C. Join hundreds of Earth and space scientists, students, policymakers, and industry professionals as they come together to discuss key Earth and space science topics that address challenges to our environment, economy, public safety, and national security.

Registration is now open and new speakers are confirmed for the conference sessions.

Student Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants are available for students planning to attend the Science Policy Conference. This program provides financial assistance to U.S. and international young scientists and students who have little or no support from research contracts or grants.  Students do not need to submit an abstract or be presenting to apply for a grant, but preference will be given to first authors who submit abstracts.   There are two types of travel grants offered to students:

  • General Student Travel Grant:  All students may apply, but preference will be given to students from races, countries, and genders which are underrepresented in the sciences.
  • Lloyd V. Berkner Travel Fellowship:  Early career scientists and students under 35 years of age who are residents of countries designated by the World Bank as “low” or “lower-middle”  income per capita.