ICA Scholarships

The International Cartographic Association offers scholarships to support early career scholars and professionals in advancing their career in cartography and GIScience to the benefit of the ICA community. ICA scholarships can be used to participate in the 2023 International Cartographic Conference (ICC) and/or ICA commission/working group workshops organized in conjunction with the ICC. Details and guidelines are available at icaci.org/scholarship. The deadline for submission of scholarship application materials to the ICA is 12 February 2023.

Scholarship applications from must be accompanied by a letter of support from the U.S. National Delegate. Please email the U.S. National Delegate to the ICA, Aileen Buckley, to request this letter by 3 February 2023. Include with your request a .zip file containing all the materials you will be submitting to apply for the scholarship, including:

  • Your name, postal address, e-mail, birth year, affiliated institution, and form of participation (in-person or virtual) — these can also be included in your email to the ICA Secretary-General when you submit your application
  • A short curriculum vitae with publication list, where applicable, and clearly indicating the date and type of last degree earned or the degree you are currently working on
  • Proof of your most recent year’s education or degree (e.g., a recent transcript)
  • A short 150-word statement explaining how you meet the criteria, why ICA should award you, and what benefit you expect to gain from the scholarship
  • A copy of the abstract that is also submitted for the ICC


3 February 2023Requests for ICA Scholarship letters of support closes
12 February 2023Submission of ICA Scholarship application materials to the ICA closes

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