Thank you for your interest in ComSciCon-PNW! Our application closed on December 9.

Decisions were sent by email to all applicants in mid-January.

More information about our application procedure is archived below for reference.


All STEM graduate students in the Pacific Northwest region are welcome to apply. Individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM are highly encouraged to apply. There is no fee to apply or to attend ComSciCon-PNW.* Our goal is to recruit a diverse set of 40 participants who are excited to enhance their science communication skills alongside their research.

Graduate students outside the Pacific Northwest may apply, but we are unable to provide support for travel expenses for any attendees. However, we will attempt to match non-Seattle-based participants with local participants who are willing overnight hosts. Early-term postdocs and recent graduates may also apply, but admission priority will be given to current graduate students.

The application includes two short essay questions, and we recommend preparing your responses in a separate document and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

*In order to ensure this event is well-attended, accepted applicants must submit a $50 deposit. This deposit will be refunded in full after attendance at both days of the workshop is confirmed. Payment details will be provided in the acceptance notification.

If you have any questions about the application or need an accommodation not discussed here, please contact the organizing committee at