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.