Early Career Investigators Resource Page


Early Career Investigators (ECIs) are generally defined as senior graduate students through pre-tenure faculty. The ECI working group formed in Fall 2011 to engage with, understand the needs of, and develop resources for IRIS-related ECIs. Our mission is to organize mentorship opportunities and resources aiding professional development of ECIs as they finish graduate school and work towards permanent jobs in industry or academia. The objective of this effort is to lower energy and knowledge barriers, boosting the effectiveness, productivity, and quality of life of young researchers and educators. Although we focus on ECI topics most relevant to the IRIS community, our goal is to develop and support resources that are beneficial to a wide range of earth scientists.

Colloquim Matching Program

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Early Career Investigators (ECI) Program invites applications to an IRIS ECI colloquium matching travel funds program. These funds are available to enable ECIs, defined as post qualifying exam Ph.D. students to pre-tenure faculty that reside at IRIS-member institutions, to present their research at another IRIS-member/affiliate institution. This program aims to promote the work of ECIs and bolster the external research intake of departments with limited funds for speaker-related travel.

Applications should take the form of a short (<1 page, PDF format) justification containing the following information:

- Name and affiliation of presenter

- Name and affiliation of presenter’s host

- Title/topic of presentation

- Explanation of how the presentation and associated visit of the speaker will benefit the speaker’s and host’s/department’s research

- Proposed reimbursement amount (half of total expenses related to transportation and lodging, up to $500)

Qualifying ECIs may email their application to Wendy Bohon (bohon@iris.edu), and cc their host. Only one submission per ECI is allowed. Applications will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis. We expect to be able to support ~6-8 speakers. Once accepted, funds will be reserved for reimbursement upon completion of an IRIS travel expense report. Note that the seminar must occur before September 30, 2018.

Please contact Wendy Bohon (bohon@iris.edu) with any questions or concerns.


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