Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


ASI bursary logoAppplications for the Antarctic Science Bursary 2021 are now open.

Submission deadline is Friday 19th March, 24:00 GMT.

Antarctic Science supports the development of the careers of promising young scientists, working in any field of Antarctic science, and from any country. Grants of up to £6000 are awarded to extend the scope of an existing research project, through:

  • funding extra field or laboratory work
  • purchasing/contributing towards the cost of a key piece of equipment, or
  • funding international collaboration or the learning of new skills

Please note that this award is NOT offered to support work on an existing research project. It is intended to support a distinct extension activity, usually arising from previous work. Antarctic Science funds novel opportunities or research avenues which are complementary to your existing research. If you are unsure whether your research fits these criteria, please contact ASI Bursary.

Projects can run for up to two years. See case studies of recent funded projects and three downloadable examples of successful proposals to the Bursary.


Antarctic Science bursary webinar on 29th Jan, 2021

In coordination with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Antarctic Science Ltd. is running a webinar to help potential applicants of 2021 Antarctic Science International Bursary.

The webinar will explain more about the bursary and advice on how to submit a successful application. Previous recipients of this bursary will share their experiences on the usefulness of this bursary in their research careers in Antarctic science. This will be followed by a Q+A session, where you can ask any bursary related question to our panel of past award recipients and members of the Antarctic Science bursary board. Please register to attend a webinar via the links below:

Jan 29, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm GMT (Webinar ID: 832 3045 7240)

Jan 29, 2021, 8:00 – 9:00 pm GMT (Webinar ID: 886 6246 4539)

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