Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The call for applications for the fourth cohort of the Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is still open, the deadline for submissions is the 15th of Feburary

The Postdoc Academy for Transformational Leadership is a unique program that develops the next generation of leaders in sustainability research affiliated with a European research institution.

With this year’s focus topic “Pathways for regenerative development in human nature relationships. Building back better?", the program provides an intensive training with four seminars in two years that broaden the research competencies of early-career researchers and promote their qualification towards transdisciplinary leadership. The program also offers seed funding to groups of participants planning to initiate research collaborations. Furthermore, an active network of current and former participants of the program will be established.

The program is an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and a joint project of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the four academic centres Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (IRI THESys), Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Stockholm Resilience Centre and The Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Rotterdam.

For further information on the application process, please see here and refer to the flyer. Please address questions to Wiebke or Kathrin (Cc) who co-ordinate the program.

We look forward to receiving applications from excellent candidates from your institution and networks.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events