Young researchers

Outstanding PYRN Oral Presentation and Poster Awards

Early Career Scientists (ECS)* are invited to apply to the Outstanding PYRN Oral Presentation/Poster Awards. The application for the award is open to Permafrost Young Researchers Network members only, applicants can join PYRN for free before submission at this link. Applicants are required to fill in the application form and to add at the end of their abstract the sentence «This abstract participates in the Outstanding PYRN Oral Communication / Poster Award«.

 

PYRN Travel Grants

Travel support is for ECS*. The application for the Travel Grants is open to PYRN members only, applicants can join for free before submission at this link. Those who wish to apply for a PYRN Travel Grant must be the first author, as well as the contact and presenting author of their contribution. The PYRN support selection committee will decide about awarding support to individual contributions in March 2023. All applicants will be informed after the decision. It is generally expected that authors of abstracts scheduled for presentation will secure their own funding for attending the conference.

Applicants are required to fill in the application form. All eligible abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Coherence with the session the abstract is submitted to (weight 10%)
  • Scientific soundness and clarity of the abstract (weight 40 %)
  • Robustness of the data and analyses supporting the conclusions (weight 40%)
  • Grammar and orthography of the abstract (10%)

 

*An Early Career Scientist (ECS) is a student, a PhD candidate, or a practising scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past six years. The six-year period can be extended to allow for periods when the scientist was not working in science because of, but not limited to, caring and/or parental responsibilities, disability, personal illness, community obligations or national service.

 

PYRN – IPA Worskhop

ECS* can subscribe here by 6th February 2023 to attend to the Permafrost Young Researchers Network Workshop, which will open the European Conference on Permafrost 2023 on 16th and 17th June 2023 in Puigcerdà.

The workshop will include an icebreaker night on 16th June 2023, and a full day of seminars on permafrost science and soft skills from outstanding permafrost experts on 17th June 2023. Some of our speakers are Hugues Lantuit (AWI), McKenzie Khun (University of New Hampshire), Daniel Draebing (University of Bayreuth), Julia Boike (AWI), Birgit Wild (Stockholm University).

Attending to the workshop is free of charge, you would only need to:
1) be registered to the EUCOP Conference,
2) be a PYRN member (free subscription here)
3) be an ECS*
4) have submitted an abstract as first author to the EUCOP Conference.

 

Additional Travel Grants for attending to the PYRN-IPA Workshop

On top of the standard PYRN-IPA Travel grants for attending to the PYRN Workshop and EUCOP Conference (for which you can apply here), we announce the opening for application of two additional Travel Grants:

  • 2 travel grants funded by the International Association of Geomorphologists: 2 travel grants of 350 € to support the participation of two Young Geomorphologists worldwide (except those based in Spain) in the Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN) Workshop. Please, check the application guidelines and apply here by 6th February 2023.
  • 3 travel grants funded by the Swiss Polar Institut: 3 travel grants for Swiss ECS* of CHF 1000 each to participate in the PYRN-IPA Workshop, on the condition that no parts of the journey to get to the Workshop and Conference are done by planes. Please, apply here by 6th February 2023. More information will be given directly to applicants.

 

For any information, please contact contact@pyrn.org

*An Early Career Scientist (ECS) is a student, a PhD candidate, or a practising scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past six years. The six-year period can be extended to allow for periods when the scientist was not working in science because of, but not limited to, caring and/or parental responsibilities, disability, personal illness, community obligations or national service.