NSS 2021 Convention ~ June 28-July 2* Register

Photo: Paul Greaves, NSS

U.S. Exploration

Informally the "caving section" of the NSS, these sessions present exploration, survey and other expeditions in cave and karst done by NSS cavers within the United States and territories.

Each year, the NSS awards research grants to qualified individuals or teams who are members of the society by the time the proposal is submitted for research-support in cave-related branches of study.

This includes, but is not limited to, natural sciences (e.g., cave biology, geology, paleontology, and hydrology), social sciences (e.g., archaeology), and the humanities (e.g., speleological history).

We also welcome interdisciplinary proposals. Grants applications will be evaluated for their potential to generate new information and insights that are suitable for submission to peer-reviewed publications. By accepting a grant, the recipient(s) also accepts his/her responsibility for acknowledging NSS financial support in all publications and public presentations of the research funded.

Session Details

Session Moderator

Pat Kambesis, PhD

Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies, Western Kentucky University

Call For Abstracts:

Opens: Monday, March 1, 2021
Closes: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Notifications of Acceptance: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Session Moderators:

Pat Kambesis
Email: pat.kambesis@wku.edu


How to write an abstract

Online Abstract Submissions:

Link will be available here after the call for abstract submission date. Check back.

Student Scientists:

The James G. Mitchell Fund was established in 1965 and is maintained by contributions to the National Speleological Foundation. This award includes a cash award for the best scientific paper presented at the NSS Convention by a student member (or members) of the society. Eligible papers shall be judged by an interdisciplinary panel appointed by the Mitchell Award sub-committee chair. For consideration, contact sub-committee chair, Dr. Kathy Lavoie at award-mitchell@caves.org.