Information for Students and Early Career Scientists

Student Travel Awards

Travel awards will be available for eligible students. Please continue to check the website for more information regarding the availability of travel awards for this meeting.  Applicants have to be registered, paid, and presenting at OSM 2022 to be eligible for a travel award.

The travel award application will open with registration in early October.

Student Presentation Evaluations

Student presentations will be available for evaluations and judging during the meeting.  Evaluation of student presentations will be available during the meeting.  Please watch for additional information.

Student and Early Career Social Mixers

Informal social mixers will be held Monday evening for students and early career professionals. Beverages and snacks will be available. All students and early career professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend their respective mixers.

Student and Early Career Workshop

The full day Sunday workshop will provide student and early career attendees with invaluable learning opportunities and discussions centered around diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, environmental justice, and mental health. It will also provide the opportunity for students and early career scientists to meet and interact with their peers from across the fields of ocean policy and research. A limited number of tickets will be provided on a first come first served basis, so be sure to register early to secure your spot for this event.

Meet the Plenary Speakers

New to this year’s meeting, a limited number of students and early career scientists will have the opportunity to have lunch with the plenary speakers. This event will allow people the unique chance to interact with the plenary speakers in a small group. Everyone will be seated at the same round table. Over lunch, participants will have the opportunity to ask the plenary speaker questions. These events will be scheduled Monday through Friday, during the lunch break. If interested, sign-up when registering. Registration for this event will stay open until early registration for OSM ends on 30 November 2021. A small number of people who registered for each speaker will be selected through a random lottery. If selected, you will be contacted via email.

Agency Breakfast Meetings

This is a chance to meet with program managers from U.S. federal funding agencies or private foundations and have an informal conversation about careers, funding, writing, and reviewing proposals or any other topic that comes up. Groups of three to four participants will be assigned to meet with a particular program manager over a continental breakfast. Participation is limited to early career scientists and students close to completing their degrees; one event per person.  Registration is free but strictly required because of limited capacity.  Please indicate interest by checking the appropriate box when registering.

Career Center

Fostering communication among students and providing information about career opportunities is an important part of this meeting. The career center returns to OSM 2022, allowing students to meet each other in a relaxed setting. The center will also have the Career Bulletin Board, where prospective employers are invited to post job announcements and students are invited to post a one-page resumé.  Additional resources will be available throughout the week.

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