2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course

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Now accepting applications to the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course! Apply here. Application deadline is 23:59 MDT (GMT -6) on Friday 27 March 2020.

Since 2016, IGAC has hosted an Early Career Short Course, which is an intensive three-day course, prior to the IGAC Science Conference. The Short Course brings together some of the most promising early career atmospheric scientists from across the globe in order to cultivate and educate the next generation of leading atmospheric scientists. The Short Course aims to build on the strong scientific education and research early career scientists receive during their Ph.D.s and post-docs by introducing complex ideas, concepts, and skills that will allow these early career scientist to become successful established scientist and contribute to the international community and to a sustainable planet.

The 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course will take place the three days prior (11-13 September 2020) to the 16th IGAC Science Conference in Manchester, UK.  A select group of 40 future leaders in atmospheric chemistry will attend the early career short course. The scope and design of the short course is being determined by an organizing committee comprised of early career scientists from around the world. The draft programme overview of the short course is below and can also be downloaded from the side menu.

If you have any questions regarding the short course, please send an email to info@igacproject.org.

Apply to the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course


Important Information about Applying for the Short Course and Early Career Travel Grants

This year, IGAC will be putting more emphasis and funding on fostering the next generation of scientific leaders by focusing its resources on the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course. IGAC is no longer offering the ability to apply for an Early Career Travel Grants to attend only the 2020 IGAC Science Conference.

The 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course will take place on the three days prior (11-13 September 2020) to the 16th IGAC Science Conference in Manchester, UK.  The scope and design of the short course is being determined by an eight-member early career organizing committee.

Thirty-two additional early career scientists will be selected to participate in the short course. All participants of the short course are required to attend the 2020 IGAC Science Conference in addition to the short course.

Applications to the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course will be accepted until 23:59 MST (GMT -6) on Friday 27 March 2020. The application requires you to fill out an online form, provide the name and email address of a person who will provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf, and to upload your CV, personal statement, and a copy of your submitted abstract to the 2020 IGAC Science Conference.

All applicants selected to participate in the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course will have their expenses (lodging and meals) during the short course paid for by IGAC. Participants are expected to fund the additional expenses necessary to attend the 2020 IGAC Science Conference, i.e., airfare, registration, lodging, and meals.

However, additional support may be given to participants of the short course on an as needed-only basis to attend the 2020 IGAC Science Conference. The additional support may include airfare, registration, and lodging for the conference.

If additional funding is available, applicants rated highly for the short course but not selected to participate (due to the limit in participants) may be provided travel support for airfare, registration, and lodging to attend the 2020 IGAC Science Conference only.

If you have any questions regarding IGAC's policy, please send an email to info@igacproject.org.

Apply to the 2020 IGAC Early Career Short Course


Draft ECSC Programme Overview


Information on prior short courses:


Organizing Committee

Emily Matthews Emily Matthews (Co-Chair)
University of Manchester, UK
Tomas Bolaño Ortiz Tomas Bolaño Ortíz (Co-Chair)
National Technological University , Argentina (Colombian)
Nor Hafizah Baharudin Nor Hafizah Baharudin
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Sourangsu Chowdhury Sourangsu Chowdhury
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry - Mainz, Germany (Indian)
Olivia Clifton Olivia Clifton
NCAR, USA
Archit Mehra Archit Mehra
University of Manchester, UK
Didier Ntwali Didier Ntwali
Institute of Atmospheric Physcics, China (Rwandan)
Xiang Peng Xiang Peng
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China