Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Addressing complex, global challenges to sustainability requires bridging disciplinary, sectoral and generational boundaries – but how does this work in practice?

The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) is excited to announce Working outside the box: Stories, approaches and tools for transdisciplinary research, an innovative panel and workshop series convened by the Transdisciplinary Training Collaboratory:  Building Common Ground, led by the Earth Leadership Program!

This offering consists of two parts:  

  1. A panel discussion for 90 minutes on May 6. If you want high-level insights into transdisciplinary research approaches from a stellar group of experts, join us for this free and publicly available panel!  

  2. A two-part interactive workshop for SRI registrants, which will take place on May 11 and 18 for 120 minutes.  This exclusive workshop series for SRI registrants will be targeted at (but not limited to) early-career researchers from around the world, and capped at 20 participants. 

The panel and both workshops will start at 14:00 UTC. This is 8:00 MT, 10:00 EST, 11:00 UYT, 16:00 CET, 18:00 SAST, 19:30 IST, 22:00 CST, 23:00 JST, and 0:00 next-day AEST (Brisbane). 

To apply for the workshop, please become a member of Future Earth and fill out the brief application form by May 7. All costs associated with workshop participation will be covered by comprehensive scholarships provided by Future Earth. Spots for the workshop are competitive, and will fill up quickly - apply soon! 

SRI is committed to supporting and connecting Early Career Professionals. Opportunities specifically designed for people at this stage at SRI2021 include :

  1. Funding opportunity- Full registration scholarships from the SRI Early Career Fund (apply by April 30)

  2. In-congress workshops -

    1. Future Oceans - Bridging Sustainability priorities for Early Career Professionals

    2. Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Workshop: Policy Impact and Sustainability.

    3. Early Career Virtual Idea Market, where you can reach a broad audience by sharing a pre-recorded 3-minute video presentation of your sustainability ideas (submission due date is June 1). 

Please email any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to seeing you there!

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