If your institution has limited resources to support your travel to and participation in the On the Cutting Edge Early Career Geoscience Faculty workshop, you may be eligible for assistance of up to $1500 from our workshop stipend fund. Because our funds are limited, we encourage you to first pursue possible sources of funding on your campus, such as your department chair, dean, center for teaching and learning, or other faculty development programs.
As stipends are NSF-funded, to be supported by this funding, a participant must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a U.S. institution. All participants are expected to participate in the entire workshop.
If your participation in the workshop is dependent on getting a stipend, please select 'pay by check' when registering for the workshop. You can submit your payment by check or by credit card after receiving notification about your stipend award, and by May 28. Note that stipends are reimbursed after the workshop and will not affect the fee that is paid upfront.
To apply for a stipend, fill out the stipend application form by April 26, 2019. We'll notify you of your stipend award amount, if any, before the workshop registration deadline.
CriteriaWe try to award workshop stipends to those participants with demonstrated financial need. When funds are insufficient to meet the needs of all applicants, funds are awarded to all applicants at a level based on need.
Timing and Disbursement Details
Stipend award decisions are made within two or three weeks of the stipend application deadline so that participants will know the results of their stipend application prior to the workshop payment deadline.
Awards will be issued after the workshop and after the awardees' participation in the entire workshop is verified by a workshop convener. While awardees are not asked to submit travel receipts, they must provide tax identification information before the award can be issued. Awardees will be contacted within three weeks of the stipend award application deadline with complete instructions.
If you have questions regarding the stipend awards, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.