Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



The Arctic-FROST research coordination network announces the availability of travel awards for Early Career Researchers to attend The Third Arctic-FROST network meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop on Arctic Sustainability in the Global Context in Vienna, Austria on 9-12 September 2016.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2016

Arctic FRontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North (Arctic-FROST) is a new NSF-funded international interdisciplinary collaborative network that teams together environmental and social scientists, local educators and
community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development, specifically aimed at
improving health, human development and well-being of Arctic communities while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources under
changing climate conditions

The theme of the Annual Meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop is on Arctic Sustainability in the Global Context. Papers should deal with one
of the following topics:

Sustainability and sustainable development in the Arctic or Sub-Arctic of particular relevance to the rest of the world;
Comparative studies of sustainability between Arctic and other regions;
Studies from various geographic contexts, which provide valuable insights into Arctic sustainability; and
Studies that analyze the role of outside actors in arctic sustainable development.

The main focus question of the conference is "What Can Arctic Sustainability Research Learn from or Teach the Rest of the World?"

To be Eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be an early career scholar (5 years since PhD) or current graduate student;
- Be an Arctic-FROST network member. You can register online.
-Be prepared to make an oral presentation on the subject related to sustainability and/or sustainable development in the Arctic or Sub-Arctic regions at the meeting; and
- Be available to participate in all conference and workshop activities.

Applications are being accepted from eligible applicants in all countries, disciplines and institution types. Applications from Indigenous scholars and Arctic residents are especially encouraged.

To apply please send an extended abstract of your paper (500-700 words) a short biosketch (1 page), and a statement of interest for
participating in the workshop (1 page) to Ann Crawford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Andrey Petrov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Arctic-FROST will cover full cost of attendance including travel and accommodations. The participants will be expected to comply with NSF travel requirements.

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