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Funding for conferences

A key part of science and conducting research involves presenting your work to your scientific peers. To assist you in this effort, SOARS offers financial support for you to attend a conference each year to present your research, either as a poster or an oral presentation. We also encourage you to seek out additional sources of funding for your conference expenses, either through your university or conference travel scholarships. Funding from SOARS is not guaranteed, and is meant to supplement the sources you find on your own. SOARS will determine the allocation of conference funding for each protégé.

In order to be eligible for SOARS support to attend conferences, you must:

Travel arrangements should be made through SOARS at least one month prior to the conference to guarantee reimbursement. Protégés are responsible for submitting their abstract, registering for the conference on time, as well as making timely travel arrangements with SOARS and collecting all receipts for reimbursement.

Acknowledging SOARS on your poster and at your talk

When you design a poster or a powerpoint for research that you conducted through SOARS be sure to include the following statement in your 'Acknowledgements' section: "This work was performed under the auspices of the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Program."

If there is space, then add this second sentence: "SOARS is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate and the University of Colorado at Boulder."

Please also use the SOARS logo (JPEG or EPS) on your poster and powerpoint presentations.

If you are publishing a paper, please contact SOARS for the appropriate text to use in your acknowledgements. Including our grant number in published work is required as part of SOARS' funding obligations.