Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The 10th North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC) “Will Great-Power Politics Threaten Arctic Sustainability?” has been rescheduled to November 4-7. A fellowship opportunity for early career researchers or professionals to participate in the conference is available. Application deadline is July 15. Additional information on the 2020 meeting is available here.

Eligibility for the Fellowship includes individuals five years or less post Ph.D. or terminal degree, or advanced graduate students with professional experience that is relevant to the Arctic, of any nationality.  Those individuals who applied before the earlier deadline do not need to reapply. Application deadline is July 15.

The North Pacific Arctic conference, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, provides a venue for off-the-record engagement among policymakers/practitioners and scientists/analysts regarding Arctic issues of mutual interest to leading North Pacific Arctic States (Canada, Russia and the United States) and non-Arctic states (China, Japan and South Korea).  NPAC aims to provide early identification of key policy issues and improved understanding of major options for addressing these issues in the context of the Arctic Council and elsewhere. 

An articulated goal of the NPAC is to involve the next generation of policy and science leaders and explicitly solicit the contributions of knowledgeable young people who will become leaders in addressing Arctic science and policy issues in global affairs in the future.  Indigenous early career researchers and professionals are especially encouraged to apply. 

Attached is a flyer that announces the availability of the Fellowships with additional application information and also see the website above. Evaluations from previous NPAC Fellows have indicated that they have found it an invaluable professional experience. Questions can be addressed to NPAC Fellows at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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