International Committee Scholarships for 2021 (Virtual) NARST Conference

International Committee Scholarships for 2021 (Virtual) NARST Conference

Deadline: January 25, 2021

The NARST International Committee is offering scholarships to support attendance of International PhD students and Early-career scholars at the 2021 NARST Annual Conference. NARST members are encouraged to apply. 


The NARST International Committee (IC) Travel Awards were established to support NARST’s commitment to international participation in the annual NARST Conference. This year, the IC scholarships will financially support international NARST PhD students and early career scientists, who are also NARST members, to participate in the 2021 NARST Annual Conference.

What do the scholarships cover?

As the 2021 NARST conference will be virtual, the awarded scholarships will be used for conference registration fees. The conference registration fee will be waived for scholarship recipients. Additionally, if needed, applicants may ask for support for infrastructure to enhance virtual participation (headset, high-speed internet connection, camera, etc.).

Who is eligible to get the scholarships?

PhD Students and early career researchers are eligible to apply for the NARST IC Travel/Conference Participation Scholarships, on the following conditions:

1. The applicant is a PhD student or early-career researcher  (doctoral degree conferred in or after 2010) working outside of the USA.

2. The applicant as received an NARST IC Travel Award no more than once in the past 10 years. (NARST members are eligible to receive this award no more than twice over a 10-year period).

Scholarship Application Procedures:

Current NARST members may apply by emailing an application form no later than January 25, 2021 to The application form is attached to this announcement.  The application form asks for the following information:

1) Name, Institution, Institution mailing address, work country

2) Evidence of participation in the 2021 conference (Presentation acceptance, or statement describing conference participation)

3) Statement of support. Applicants are asked to describe any monetary support they would receive outside of this award (grant money, institutional support) to support their attendance at the conference.

4) Statement of contribution. Applicants are asked to describe the nature of their participation and benefit from participation in the conference. (maximum of 300 words)

• What is the nature of your participation in the 2020 NARST Conference (e.g. title of your presentation, symposium, poster etc.)?

• What benefits you expect to gain from participating at the conference?

• How may your attendance at this conference benefit the goals for science education in your country?

• How might the international NARST community benefit from your contribution?

5) Curriculum vita (maximum of 2 pages) that details the following:

• Education and professional experiences in science education,

• Contributions to the field of science education research both within your country and internationally (including any publications, grants, conference papers, presentations, etc.)

Selection Process:

The NARST International Committee will follow a selection process that adheres to the criteria outlined in the Review Form posted with this announcement.