Travel Grants

Student and Early Career Travel Grants

We anticipate support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide a limited number of travel grants to students and Early Career Scientists (<5 years since PhD) to attend the IPC12 conference. Students and Early Career Scientists who receive a travel grant are expected to attend the short courses.

Form and Amount of Support

The support is intended to defray, but not entirely cover, the costs of attending the conference. For U.S. scientists, the support will be a maximum of $600 while for international participants a maximum of $1,000 to cover conference registration, air ticket, and local accommodations.

Travel Grants

Application Process and Notification

Applications will be reviewed shortly after they are submitted, to ensure enough time for visa preparations for non-US participants. Please submit your travel grants by April 30, 2019 via email to with the subject line IPC12 Travel Grant Application. The criteria for selection of travel grant awardees include promotion of diversity in research expertise within the themes of IPC12, increasing representation of underrepresented groups in the field, increasing international collaboration and participation, and encouraging young scientists to engage with the international community in defining and advancing the field of precipitation research. 

A student or EC scientist should submit a PDF document containing the following information: 

  • A resume (2 pages max)
  • A cover letter providing the following
    • A short statement indicating how the student/EC would benefit from attending IPC12 2019
    • A brief summary of research interests and accomplishments
    • An indication of whether the student has submitted an abstract
    • Indicate if you belong to an underrepresented minority
    • Estimated travel costs to the conference
  • For students: A supporting letter from the advisor stating
    • That the student is in good academic standing
    • How the IPC12 will benefit the student's progress
    • The need for financial support