Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) is an international scientific organization that promotes and facilitates cooperation in Antarctic research and provides science advice to the Antarctic Treaty System.  The Polar Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine selects U.S. representatives to SCAR—including a Lead and Alternate Delegate, and members of the three Science Groups (Geosciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences). Current representatives are listed on the U.S. SCAR website.

We are seeking nominations for the Geosciences Group and Physical Sciences Group. We seek candidates who have some existing understanding of SCAR’s structure and goals, have a commitment to SCAR’s vision for international research cooperation, are well-respected in their fields of work, and have a broad understanding of polar-region research.  

The Science Group representatives, appointed for a 6-year term, participate in the biennial SCAR international business meetings. (The 2022 meetings will be virtual-only, but future meetings will return to in-person, thus international travel will be required). In addition, SCAR representatives contribute to a variety of activities to help build community and expand engagement among U.S. Antarctic researchers.    

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. We welcome in particular candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.    

Submissions (including self-nomination) are welcome until January 24, using following link: Call for Nominations: US Representatives to SCAR (the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research) ( 

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