ICECReW 2023

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Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICWCReW) 2023

May 7 and 8, 2023
University of Washington, Seattle

Sponsors: NSF Hercules Dome Ice Core Project Conveners: Ursula Jongebloed, Emma Robertson, Julia Andreasen, T.J. Fudge, and Bess Koffman

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
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The Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) is a professional development workshop for early-career researchers. It will be held in-person at the University of Washington on May 7-8, 2023, prior to the start of the 2nd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting (being held May 8-10). Participants will meet with established researchers to better understand the processes involved in envisioning, planning, and funding ice core projects. This year's workshop focuses on encouraging collaboration and generating proposal ideas.

ICECReW is intended for early-career researchers whose work contributes to the drilling, processing, or interpretation of ice core data. We broadly define “early career” as someone within 3 years of PhD (before or after completion), although exceptions are welcome. Participants must be affiliated with a U.S. institution to be eligible for travel support.

The 2023 ICECReW workshop has two primary goals:

  1. Develop project ideas and write a two-page proposal summary within small, collaborative groups
  2. Identify opportunities related to ice core drilling projects past and future and network with established and early-career researchers working on ice core related science.

The workshop will be fully in-person. There are approximately 30 in-person spots for early-career researchers. The workshop will engage participants in discussions, group work, and lectures. Established researchers and NSF program officers will be invited to discuss the proposal generation and submission process and to share experiences dealing with proposal review, rejection, and resubmission. A subset of the sessions may be streamed online.


  • Saturday, May 6: Participants and speakers arrive
  • Sunday, May 7: Workshop held on the University of Washington, Seattle campus
  • Monday, May 8: Morning workshop wrap-up, transition to the 2nd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting
  • Tuesday-Wednesday May 9-10: 2nd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting
  • After the workshop: Opportunities for participants to continue collaborative work


  • Travel: travel expenses for attendees may be subsidized if needed
  • Lodging and meals: lodging for one night before the main conference and food expenses will be provided. Lodging will be at the University Inn two blocks from the University of Washington campus
  • COVID-19: we will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation and update safety protocols as needed.
  • Additional accommodations: we will work with you as best we can to provide accommodations. Please indicate your need for accommodations such as childcare on your application, and we will follow up with you.


Application are due February 10, 2023



  • Ursula Jongebloed, PhD Candidate, University of Washington,
  • Emma Robertson, PhD Candidate, Penn State University,
  • Julia Andreasen, PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota,
  • T.J. Fudge, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Chair of the U.S. Ice Core Working Group,
  • Bess Koffman, Assistant Professor of Geology, Colby College, Member of the IDP Science Advisory Board,

NSF Hercules Dome Ice Core Project