The Arctic Visiting Speakers Program (AVS), managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
with funding from the National Science Foundation Division of Arctic Sciences, is currently accepting applications from individuals, institutions, or organizations interested in hosting an arctic visiting speaker. AVS provides travel grants for
speakers to present on arctic topics to a variety of audiences.
Visiting speakers can include scientists and researchers, indigenous peoples, or any other person with expertise relevant to the Arctic. Speaking tours can serve many types of audiences, but should include a community or public activity. Speakers can be selected from the Speakers Bureau, which is available online at: http://www.arcus.org/arctic-visiting-speakers/bureau/search
. Alternately, a speaker not yet listed in the Bureau can be added with approval from ARCUS.
Successful host applications will provide a schedule of events that includes a wide variety of speaking engagements to a diverse set of audiences. Rural and underserved areas are especially encouraged to apply.
The grants are capped at $2,000 for domestic (U.S.) tours and $2,500 for international tours. Grants can include, but are not limited to, funding for transportation, lodging, per diem, and a speaker stipend. Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the expected event dates. Applications are reviewed as they are received.
Application and other information can be found at: http://www.arcus.org/arctic-visiting-speakers/host-a-speaker
Examples of past tours can be found at: http://www.arcus.org/arctic-visiting-speakers/all/tours
For additional information, please contact: