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Early Career Scientists

Published 20.06.2022 - Updated 20.06.2022

Early Career Scientist funding

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) will provide support for up to 25 early career scientists from ICES member countries to attend this symposium. The ICES Early Career Support will cover the registration fee only; all other costs to attend the symposium will be the responsibility of the attendee. Please note that a limited number of awards are available. Awardees will be selected based on (1) an accepted abstract for a poster or oral presentation, (2) how well their application and abstract matches the symposium themes and (3) confirmation that they meet the criteria as listed below.

This support is contingent on in-person attendance at the symposium. Early career scientist support for registration fees will be transferred directly from ICES to the local symposium organizers. Please note that the symposium organizers cannot reimburse travel expense losses due to COVID-19 or other reasons, and this coverage and travel insurance protections should be supported by the home institutions of the symposium participants. As such, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your travel arrangements with your home institutions prior to booking travel and accommodation, and wherever feasible, book refundable options.

To qualify for ICES Early Career Support, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have submitted an abstract (poster or oral presentation) that is accepted.
  • At the time of abstract submission, you are an early career scientist that is either (a) 35 years of age or younger at the time of the Decadal Symposium (born April 1987 or later), (b) currently enrolled in a PhD program, and/or (c) completed a PhD in the last 5 years at the time of the Decadal Symposium (between April 2017 to April 2022).
  • You have an affiliation with ICES member countries. Applicants are asked to clearly identify that they meet at least one of the following: (a) a national of an ICES member country, (b) currently employed by an institute that is located in an ICES member country, and/or (c) studying at a university that is located in an ICES member country.

If you meet all of these criteria and are interested in applying for ICES Early Career Support, please tick the box ‘I would like to apply for ICES Early Career Support’ in the Abstract Submission Portal when submitting your abstract. You will then be asked to complete some additional information to support your request for early career support including:

  • your CV
  • brief motivation text about what you hope to accomplish by attending this symposium (max 250 words).


A list of Early-Career Scientist events coming soon! 

If you have any queries please contact Julie Kellner