USNC Funding

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For the hybrid 2021 ICC, the USNC is offering funds to help American and international scholars at U.S. institutions participate in ICC 2021. Support is available for early career scholars (graduate students and those completing their degrees within the previous five years) and non-early career scholars.

The US National Committee (USNC) has secured funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support US based early career scholars (ECS) participating in the 30th International Cartographic Conference and International Cartographic Exhibition in Florence, Italy, on December 14-18, 2021. ECSs participating in this hybrid conference remotely can seek support to cover registration fees. ECSs attending the conference in person can seek travel support to help offset the costs of travel, lodging, and per diem costs in addition to registration. The ECS funding is available to American and international scholars at U.S. institutions, including undergraduate and graduate students, and those with PhD or master’s degrees earned within the previous five years. ECSs interested in pursuing support must submit an abstract to the ICA by April 9th if they plan to submit a full paper for the ICC or May 28th for an abstract for presentation. May 28th is also the deadline to submit requests for funding with a copy of the abstract and a short curriculum vitae to the USNC Chair (, with further details available at []. Support is based on a competitive evaluation of submitted materials.

  • April 9, 2021: Submission of full papers for Advances of the ICA and International Journal of Cartography (see
  • June 20, 2021: Submission of abstracts for ICC 2021 Proceedings of the ICA and Abstracts of the ICA (see
  • June 20, 2021: Submission to the USNC Chair of requests for USNC Travel Funding; same as the date for the submission of ICC abstracts (see
  • July 30, 2021: Submission of final manuscripts for full papers
  • August 2, 2021: Notification of acceptance of full papers and abstracts
  • August 16, 2021: Notification of decisions about USNC Funding

Support is based on a competitive evaluation of the submitted materials. Submissions must include a copy of the abstract that is submitted for the ICC and a short curriculum vitae. The number of scholars supported and the amount of support is contingent upon available funds. Preference is given to early career scholars (graduate students and those completing their Ph.D. in the last 5 years). Of these, single-authored abstracts will be given preference. Support for non-early career scholars is also available; CaGIS membership is required.

Funding is contingent upon acceptance of abstracts by the ICC organizing committee. Notification of USNC funding is therefore made after the abstract acceptance for the ICC has been announced.

To apply, submit a copy of your ICC abstract and a one-page vitae clearly indicating your career status (early career scholar or not) by noting the date and type of last degree you earned. For non-early career scholars, please assure that you have a current CaGIS membership. Include the ICC abstract and short vitae, in that order, in a single PDF or Word document titled “Lastname ICC Abstract.pdf” (or .doc or .docx), where “Lastname” is the last name of the first author. Only one abstract per author will be considered, including co-authorship. Please send the abstract/vitae document to Aileen Buckley, (, Chair of the USNC-ICA. The deadline is the same as when abstracts must be submitted to participate in ICC.

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