Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
 

apecs logo webSCAR logo white backgroundiasc webPOLAR2018The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in cooperation with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are pleased to announce the availability of travel support for the POLAR 2018 Conference  (15 - 26 June 2018, Davos Switzerland). APECS will be administering the funds provided by IASC and SCAR and will coordinate the application and distribution process of the funds on behalf of these organisations. We are continuing to work with other polar organisations to raise additional funds and encourage our partner organisations to get in touch with the APECS Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to take advantage of having your early career travel funds for the conference distributed via this APECS-led application process.

Travel support via this process is currently available for:

  • Early career researchers up to 5 years past PhD with an Arctic and / or Antarctic and / or Cryospheric research focus (an allowance will be made for career breaks such as parental leave)
  • Indigenous researchers of all career stages (defined as researchers who are of Arctic Indigenous heritage, in particular those represented by the Arctic Council Permanent Participants)

Further application criteria:

  • Active participation in the conference by giving either an oral or poster presentation (in either the POLAR2018 Open Science Conference or the Arctic Oserving Summit 2018). Please note that the Arctic Observing Summit 2018 is still accepting poster abstracts until 1 March 2018)
  • Our different funding sources have different criteria and requirements for the funding and so please make sure to complete the application form below as fully as possible. Several of the questions are designed so we know which funding source(s) you qualify for. Should other funding sources become available with additional requirements, we will announce this and give applicants who have already submitted the opportunity to update their application form.

These travel awards will only be able to cover part of your travel costs and the costs will be reimbursed after the meeting based on receipts that you provide (unfortunately, upfront payment is not possible). It is not possible for us to cover your entire expenses. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other funding sources.

Applications have to be submitted via the form below. Be as specific as possible with all your answers. Your application will be evaluated based solely on the information you provide via this form. We will not accept any other material via email (unless you were asked to provide additional material by the APECS Secretariat e.g. in case additional funding sources become available). All questions are available on the first page, there is no second page with hidden questions. Should you have problems accessing the online form, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a word version of it.

Application deadline for the Travel Awards will be on 28 February 2018 at 23:59 GMT. Late applications will not be considered. No exceptions will be made.

If you have any questions please contact the APECS Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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