Travel Support

Salt Lake City Airport view of airplanes with a mountinous background.

Travel Support for Attendees

Everyone attending the meeting is required to register and to pay the applicable rate (full week or one day). ESA does not offer financial support as part of the abstract acceptance process.

ESA offers the following opportunities for attendees to supplement existing funding. We caution against submitting an abstract under the assumption that a speaker’s entire travel budget will be supported by any one of these opportunities.

Opportunity Fund Travel Support

Point of Contact: Jonathan Miller

To help make the ESA annual meeting more accessible for those facing barriers to attend, the Governing Board has set aside $20,000 from the Opportunity Fund to help support attendee travel this year. Applicants must be an ESA member to be eligible and must be presenting in a session, workshop, short course or field trip or leading an activity at the meeting or is involved in other Society business.

Chapter and Section Travel Awards

Many of ESA’s sections and chapters offer competitive travel awards for each year’s meeting.

This year there will be one application form and one deadline for all sections and chapters as well as the Opportunity Fund. Check back for more details in late February 2020.

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Point of Contact: Teresa Mourad

This scholarship supports meeting attendees who bring a diverse perspective to the ESA annual meeting, are new to ESA, and might not otherwise be able to attend. Applicants must be planning to speak or lead an activity in a session that has been accepted for the meeting, such as an oral session, or a workshop, special session, or field trip. For full details please visit the website. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 27th.

Additional Funding Opportunities Outside of ESA

Travel Grant Opportunity for Graduate Students Presenting at ESA

Point of Contact: Annie Oxarart []

The Association for Fire Ecology has a travel grant program to help graduate students to present their wild land fire-related research at conferences. Select the following link for more information about this opportunity and the application link.

PP Systems 2020 Innovator’s Travel Award for Outstanding Post-Doc or Graduate Students

Point of Contact: Carrie J. Curley  []

PP Systems 2020 Innovator’s Travel Award will award five deserving candidates $1,000 each to be used toward flights and/or hotel accommodations for an upcoming relevant conference or workshop in 2020. If you or someone you know is an outstanding post-doc or graduate student who would like to present a poster and/or presentation at an upcoming conference or workshop that includes the use of one of our instruments, PP Systems may be able to help you with your travel! Select the following link for more information about this opportunity and the application link.