Alaska Quaternary Center

373 Reichardt Building
900 Yukon Dr.
PO Box 75-5940
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5940

Phone: (907) 474-5433
Fax: (907) 474-5101

AQC Student Travel Grant

• The AQC student travel grant is designed to support undergraduate and graduate students presenting Quaternary-related (see below) papers and posters at national and international meetings. Support for other types of travel will be considered in exceptional casesLink to previous awardees here.

• The maximum award amount is $1500. Which can be applied to any cost associated with attending and presenting at the meeting (including registration fees).

• "Quaternary related" means a strong connection with research associated with the past ca. 2 million years of Earth's history. This includes, but is not limited to: geology, archaeology, paleoecology, or paleoceanography. Modern process studies will be considered only if there are strong and explicit connections with paleo research. For example, a study that correlates the modern distribution of beetles with modern climate would be appropriate because the data could then be used to reconstruct past climates based on the beetle taxa found in ancient sediments.

• We strongly recommend that you contact either the AQC Director or other board members (Contact Info) if you are unsure whether your application is appropriate for the AQC travel grant.


  • The applicant is a graduate or undergraduate student in good standing at UAF, UAA, or UAS.  See your course catalogue for a definition of "good standing". 
  • If attending a meeting, the student is the lead author and presenter of the paper or poster.
  • All travel is in the future (i.e., no retroactive travel).
  • All travel must be completed within 12 months of the award date.

To apply

Download the application here.

  • Submit your application (including the letter of recommendation) via email to Nancy Bigelow ( by 5pm, Friday, April 15, 2016.
  • Award announcement will be made about 2 weeks after the deadline.