The application and selection process for both Fellowships is coordinated by APECS in cooperation with IASC and CAFF.
All Applicants must fulfill the following general criteria:
- PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher (up to 5 years past terminal degree)
- An excellent command of English
- Ability to commit to the required time specified in the announcement during the one-year duration of the Fellowship
- Ability to commit to the required travel specified in the announcement during the one-year duration of the Fellowship
Applicants for the IASC Fellowship Program 2020 have to fulfill these special criteria:
- Able to commit to participating in the activities of one of an IASC WG for at least 1 year
- Able to attend the two upcoming ASSWs: 27 March – 2 April 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland, and 19 – 26 March 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal
- Located at an institution in an IASC member country
Applicants for the CAFF-IASC Science Policy Fellowships must fulfill the following criteria:
- Commitment to participating in the activities and meetings listed above in the announcement over the duration of 1 year
- Ability to demonstrate keen interest and/or experience in the biodiversity science-policy interface
- Familiarity with national and international environmental governance structures including the Arctic Council and CAFF
- Ability to work in a multicultural and diverse international network and to communicate orally and in writing to a broad range of groups and individuals
- Ability to set priorities and organize workloads to meet multiple demands and deadlines
- Ability to develop and finalize a deliverable, scheduled for completion by end of Fellowship
- Resident of an Arctic Council Member State or Observer State, or located in an Arctic Council Observer organization. Arctic Indigenous Peoples are encouraged to apply.
The application deadline for the IASC Fellowships 2020 has passed and we are not accepting additional late applications for it. Applicants will be notified once the review process is complete. If you missed the deadline, program will be offered again next year and will be advertised again in October 2020.
The selection of candidates is coordinated by APECS and will be only based on the material you provide in the application form – so please be as specific as possible and identify how you meet the applicable criteria.
All applications will be reviewed in a blind review process with each application being reviewed by 2 independent reviewers. Applications will be reviewed according to multiple criteria including your research background and the quality of your statement of interest of why you would like to become an IASC Fellow or IASC-CAFF Fellow. Top ranked candidates after this initial review process will be forwarded to the IASC and CAFF Secretariats as well as the IASC WG Steering Committees or CAFF Groups (depending on which Fellowship), who will make the final decision on their Fellows.