Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


As a stakeholder of the Polar and Sub-polar region, we are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the BEST 2.0+ grant scheme is now open!

BEST 2.0+ is designed to support actions on the ground carried out by local stakeholders in the EU and UK Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The objective remains the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable use of ecosystem services, including ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the OCTs. This call has been adapted to cope with the consequences of the covid-19 outbreak and has been extended to include circular economy solutions.

Guidelines and related application forms – which encompass all information needed – are available on the BEST 2.0+ website. Potential applicants are invited to carefully review all documents before submitting application through the online portal. The deadline to submit concept notes is: 22 October 2020.

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
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