Support from IACS

Travel grants to IACS Assemblies

Funding is usually available to partially support attendance at IACS General and Scientific Assemblies, in particular for early career scientists, and postdocs and students from developing countries. Awardees must be IACS members and comply with the IACS Implementation of IUGG resolution on reducing our carbon footprint.

Support will be available for attending the 28th General Assembly of the IUGG in Berlin 11-20 July 2023.


Support requests for Workshops, etc.

IACS co-sponsors cryosphere-related workshop, educational or other events that further the IACS Objectives, typically up to a maximum of 2000 Euros per event. IACS support may include, for example, funding for event organization, registration or travel support for early career scientists or participants from developing countries, and ‘best student’ prizes. Organizers of events can request support from IACS by sending a completed request form to the Secretary General. Applicants and recipients must be IACS members (membership is free; register here). IACS must be acknowledged in all relevant material, such as homepages and flyers. A report including how the funding was spent is required within two weeks after the activity.

IACS generally does not provide funding or travel support for (recurring) conferences or symposia of other professional cryospheric organizations. IACS may co-sponsor and provide funding for targeted events at other organizations´ conferences, provided that these are in addition to the ‘regular’ programme. IACS should have an active role in the event, and should be listed as a sponsor in all advertising material from an early stage. Examples could include events on career development, science communication or research ethics/diversity.

Funding is awarded on a case-by-case basis considering how the funding will further the IACS Objectives, the degree to which the event is international in nature and the total number of applications received.

There are three deadlines per year on 1 February, 1 June and 1 October. Funding requests must be submitted for a deadline at least two months prior to the event that is to be supported (for example, the funding request for an event in July would have to be submitted for the 1 February deadline). Applicants will be informed of decisions approximately two weeks after the deadline.

See list of co-sponsored events.