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Antarctic Science Bursary 2023: tips + Q&A for potential applicants

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Antarctic Science Bursery

In coordination with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Antarctic Science Ltd. is running a webinar to help potential applicants of 2023 Antarctic Science International Bursary. This bursary runs every year and is for up to £6000 to support PhD or early career researchers to extend the scope of an existing research project. More details here: A great opportunity to get top-up funding for that exciting idea of yours!

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APECS looks forward to the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) in 2032-2033

Planning for the 5th International Polar Year (IPY) 2032-33

Joint statement from IASC and SCAR

Following their recently renewed partnership agreement, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) are pleased to confirm that preparatory work has started for a 5th International Polar Year (IPY) in 2032-33. Organizing the 5th IPY 25 years after the last IPY in 2007-08 reflects the urgent need for coordinated international research to tackle the biggest challenges of polar research, for both the Polar Regions themselves and for the world as a whole. 

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Research opportunity to join the ECS R/V Mirai 2023 Arctic Cruise



JAMSTEC, in collaboration with APECS, calls for proposals for research and observation projects to be conducted on the early career scientist (ECS) R/V Mirai 2023 Arctic Cruise. The target area of the cruise is the Pacific Arctic region including the Beaufort, Chukchi, and northern Bering seas. Participants have two options for embarkation: Shimizu, Japan on 24 August 2023 or Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA on 4 September 2023. All participants will disembark at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA on 4 October 2023.

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We need you to review!

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career scientists and Arctic Indigenous scholars and knowledge holders in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human and Terrestrial.

The APECS International Directorate organizes the application review process and invites anyone who did not apply for the IASC Fellowships this year to help. We do not require you to have any previous experience in reviewing applications and the APECS office will provide reviewers with instructions and score sheets. You must be available to read through and score applications in October (the number of applications you will review depends on the size of the reviewer pool).

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Join APECS Project Groups 2022-2023

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APECS' new term began on 1 October. We are now inviting all APECS members to join our activities as members of our Project Groups! This is one of the easiest ways to get more involved in APECS and to contribute in a way that is best suited to your interests and skills. Hosting meetings, taking notes, research, writing, graphic design, social media posting, sending emails - these are just a few examples of the ways you can contribute to APECS project groups.

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