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APECS International seeks to recognize and honor the efforts of its mentors within the international polar scientific community. The APECS International Mentorship Award is designed to recognize the time and energy that mentors devote to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) each year, and their efforts to build a community of support. APECS will award a mentor who works with the ECR polar scientific community (this covers Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine areas). APECS encourages ECRs around the world to nominate mentors who are deserving of this recognition.

See our past award recipients here. 

APECS International Mentorship Award 2022

If your mentor has provided you with outstanding help throughout your career, then the best way to tell them how grateful you are is to nominate them for the APECS International Mentorship Award 2022. In addition, we specifically encourage APECS members, committees (including national committees), and project groups to nominate a mentor who has made an outstanding contribution to their committees, APECS activities, or the organization as a whole. In 2022, a single award will be awarded.

Nominations are open until 31 May 2022! (extended from 30 April 2022)


Review Process, criteria, & decision

Award Committee

Each year the Award Committee is made up of early-career scientists from the APESC Council and Executive Committee.

Award Committee (2021-2022):

  • Azizuddin Khan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Gwenaëlle Gremion (ExCom), Université du Québec à Rimouski - Institut des Sciences de la mer, Canada
  • Maciej Mańko, University of Gdańsk, Poland
  • Monojit Saha, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Neeraj Nilakanth Naik, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Muhammad Kamangar, Abfa Kurdistan, Iran
  • Olivia Noeline Fernando, Mount Carmel College, India
  • Paul Rosenbaum, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Susana Hancock (ExCom), University of Oxford, USA

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