Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Applications are now being accepted for the 71st annual Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). The 2016 field season will take place June 24 - August 19.

Please submit applications by February 15 for priority consideration. Applicants will be notified by March 1.


The Juneau Icefield Research Program's mission is to provide an unrivaled educational and expeditionary experience in the stunning Coast Mountains of Alaska and British Columbia. We give students a wide range of training in Earth sciences, wilderness survival, and mountaineering skills, and provide unique opportunities for team building and personal growth.

The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) is an eight-week immersion in the wilderness of the Juneau Icefield, during which participants (undergraduate, graduate, and high school juniors and seniors) traverse from Juneau, Alaska to Atlin, British Columbia.

Please explore the JIRP website for more information:

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