Several opportunities are availabe to young scientists:
ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants
The Board of the International Commission for Acoustics with the support of the Acoustical Society of America has established the ICA-ASA Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants (YS Grants) Programme to help young acousticians attend International Congresses on Acoustics. Each grant is currently up to 500 EUR from which a portion will be used to cover the conference registration and the remainder provided at the time of the conference. The receipt of the award of the prestigious YS Grant may be used by the young acoustician to assist with obtaining additional funding from other sources. Candidates must be under 35 years on the day of the opening ceremony of the Congress and may be either undergraduate or postgraduate students, postdoctoral or young acousticians. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing countries. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2012. The application form can be found at the ICA Young Scientist Grant website.
Young Investigator Travel Grant
The ASA Committee on Women in Acoustics (WIA) is sponsoring a Young Investigator Travel Grant to help with travel costs associated with presenting a paper at the Montréal meeting. Young professionals who have completed their doctorates in the past five years are eligible to apply if they plan to present a paper at the Montréal meeting, are not currently students, and have not previously received the award. Each award will be of the order of USD$600 with two awards anticipated. Awards will be presented by check at the WIA luncheon at the meeting. Both men and women may apply. Applicants should submit a request for support, a copy of the abstract for their presentation at the meeting, and a current resume/vita which includes information on their involvement in the field of acoustics and in the ASA. Submission by e-mail is preferred to Dr. Marcia Isakson. Deadline for receipt of applications is 22 April 2013.
Best Paper Awards
The ASA Technical Committees on Noise and on Signal Processing in Acoustics offer "Outstanding Paper by a Young Presenter" Awards to young scientists who present papers at ICA 2013. Authors need not be members of ASA to qualify. If you want your paper to be considered for an award, you must indicate this when you submit your abstract. Please read the entry qualifications in the Call for Papers (when it becomes available) to be sure that you are eligible and follow the instructions for entering the individual Technical Committee competitions.