International Committee Travel/Participation Award: Call for Applications

International Committee Travel/Participation Award: Call for Applications

The NARST International Committee is offering travel awards* and participation awards to support registration fees and travel expenses for participation of PhD students and Early-career scholars within 10 years of completion of their PhD. The award supports travel to/ participation in the NARST 2022 Annual Conference to be held March 27-30, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia in hybrid format offering both in-person attendance, and virtual participation for selected conference events.

International members (scholars living and working outside of the USA and Canada) are invited to submit an online application to the International Committee by January 15, 2022.

*The amount of the scholarship to support travel costs varies depending on where the researcher lives and which activities are to be supported. The IC award is both merit and need based. Please review the application materials carefully for more details. Award amounts for in-person travel are for a pre-determined amount, which is stated in the below attached Rubric form. 


NARST-International Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a member of NARST
  • Must be a PhD student or Early-career scholars within 10 years of completion of PhD
  • Must reside outside of US and Canada
  • Have an accepted proposal and/or evidence of participation in conference on committee, etc
  • Must demonstrate some declared financial need (evidenced by letter/email from supervisor)
  • If receiving financial support from parent institution – must declare amount awarded
  • Not receiving a scholarship from another NARST committee (i.e., Basu Scholarship, Graduate Student Committee, Committee travel award, etc.)
  • Has not received the IC award more than once before.

Eligibility decisions will be made based on collaborative sub-committee discussions. Applications which are ranked highest will be selected for the scholarship on a lottery basis.

Those who receive a travel award from NARST and attend in person will be required to sign a release and waiver of liability before receipt of the award.

Please make sure that you have the four (4) documents (Word or PDF) detailed below to upload along with your online application: 

1.     Written statement (maximum of 300 words) answering the following questions:

  • What is the nature of your participation in the 2022 NARST Conference (e.g. title of your presentation, symposium, poster etc.)? Please explain how your participation will contribute to the conference.
  • What benefits do 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?

2.     Evidence of participation in NARST (to include, for example, one of the following):

  • Copy of your proposal acceptance email for the 2022 NARST conference, or if you are not presenting, but are instead serving NARST membership in another way, please provide evidence to explain (e.g., serving on a committee, serving on the Board, etc.)

3.  Evidence of need

  • Submit a letter or email from your supervisor (a supervisor at your institution) detailing the funding you have to support your travel to NARST, or lack of funding to support your travel. This letter/ email needs to be signed by and/or emailed from a supervisory colleague.

            The letter or email from your supervisor can include a statement like this:

(Your Name) has been accepted to present at the NARST conference and does not have any travel support funds available from our university or from grant support. (Your Name) is in need of financial support and would benefit from the NARST International Committee participation award.

If you do have some funding, but would benefit from this additional award, please have your supervisor confirm the amount of award you have available in addition to the potential NARST award.

4.   Curriculum vita (maximum of 2 pages) that includes the following:

  • Education and professional experiences in science education,
  • Contributions to the field of science education research (including any publications, grants, conference papers, presentations, etc.)


You will be asked to upload these four documents at the end of the application form.

A copy of the rubric that will be used to assess applications can be found below. 

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