Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


IACS logoThe International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a bi-annual cash prize of € 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee. The papers must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. 

The nomination deadline is 1 February 2021.

The nominee must be an early-career scientist defined as a person who is currently enrolled in a PhD/MSc program or whose highest academic degree (PhD, MSc) was obtained no longer than 2 years before the submission deadline. See evaluation criteria, and download the nomination form here:

Nominations should be sent to Liss Andreassen, the chair of the evaluation committee (lma @ All submissions will be acknowledged. 

The Selection Committee will announce the winners latest in early April 2021, and the Prize will be formally presented at an online event in July 2021 which will replace the cancelled joint IACS-IAMAS-IAPSO symposium in Busan, South Korea (

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