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KAS Grant

Official Announcement of the KAS Grant

The Korean Astronomical Society (KAS) is pleased to offer the KAS Grant to the participants of IAUGA2021 in the following three categories.

Categories Support Requirements Volunteer activity
service hours
Application
Students
(enrolled in a undergrad or graduate program related to astronomy)

Complimentary registration

USD 300 - 600 depending on travel distance

1. GA registration
 
2. KAS grant application

Official certificate of student enrollment (in English) with a valid expiration date

AND

Endorsement letter by an IAU individual member

10-15 hours
Apply
Early-career astronomers/
IAU junior members

Complimentary registration

USD 300 - 600 depending on travel distance

1. GA registration

Abstract submission


2. KAS grant application

IAU junior membership

OR

An endorsement letter from an IAU individual member

~10 hours
Apply
Retired IAU members

Complimentary registration

USD 500 - 1,200 depending on travel distance

1. GA registration
 
2. KAS grant application

IAU individual membership

AND

Document showing retired status

Mentoring at the Young Astronomers’ Lunch(es)
Apply


To apply for the KAS Grant program, you must complete the following steps:
  • Create a login account at www.iauga2021.org and register online.
  • If you are to apply for the grant as an Early-career astronomer/IAU junior member, you must submit an abstract of your presentation to GA.
  • The GA registration must be completed with the "Bank Transfer“ payment option.
    IAU/KAS grant applicants must choose "Bank transfer" as a method of payment.
    In case an applicant is not selected as a grantee of IAU/KAS grants and still wishes to keep the registration, the applicant will be asked to pay the early-bird registration fee after the notification.
  • Fill out the relevant KAS grant application form along with the required documents.


Please note that

Service areas include (1) session assistance, (2) badge checking at the gate, and (3) conference bag pick-up desk.

Your application will be reviewed on a rolling-basis until February 28, 2021 .

The results will be notified to grantees no later than March 11, 2021 .

Your application for the KAS grant is independent of the IAU travel grant (deadline: March 15, 2021), but the list of KAS grantees will be shared with the IAU secretariat.

If you have any question about the KAS grant, write to kasgrant@iauga2021.org

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