Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Funding Opportunity Available: Early Career Faculty Innovator Program

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites applications for the Early Career Faculty Innovator Program. The Early Career Faculty Innovator Program is a new funding opportunity for early career faculty in the social sciences and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields outside of NCAR's core expertise to co-develop interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with scientists and engineers at NCAR.

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Mount Everest Foundation funding call

The Mount Everest Foundation is a registered charity, set up following the first ascent of Everest in 1953, and initially financed from the surplus funds and subsequent royalties resulting from that expedition. The aims of the Foundation are to encourage and support expeditions exploring mountain regions, and both education and research pertaining to a wide range of subjects in mountain areas, including geography, glaciology and the effects of altitude. 

CESM Polar Modeling Workshop for Early Career Scientists

We invite applications of early career scientists to attend a Community Earth System Model (CESM) Polar Modeling Workshop, August 12-16, 2019 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, USA. The workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation and will include about 20 early career (graduate student, postdoc, < 7 years since Ph.D.) polar scientists. 

Student workshop to learn thermochronology (with Antarctic focus)

We're inviting applications from interested undergrad and early-career grad students for about 6-8 slots in a 2-week workshop for students to analyze and interpret (U-Th)/He dates from their own research projects (along with opportunities for complementary FT, U/Pb, and Ar/Ar dating). We especially invite students working on Antarctic geology but projects focusing on other areas will be considered as well. We can't provide travel funds, but we will cover room and board and analytical costs once they are here in Tucson.

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Participate in the 5th annual Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference

If you are a student or a young scientist (less than three years after the PhD defence) and work within the fields of geo- or biosciences in the polar regions or in the mountains, send us your registration form and abstract. You can find further information regarding the abstract guidelines and deadlines for registration on the conference website or in the first announcement

2019 KOPRI Fellowship Programs

Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) is accepting applications for its fellowship schemes; the Asian Polar Science Fellowship Program and the Arctic Science Fellowship Program. The Asian Polar Science Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for early career or established polar scientists from Asian countries to conduct research together with us at our research facilities, including the IBRV Araon and polar infrastructures. The Arctic Science Fellowship Program offers early career researchers from Arctic countries and researchers of Arctic indigenous heritage with an opportunity to cooperate with KOPRI scientists.

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Apply for Christmas Experience Academy 2019 Summer School

"Christmas Experience Academy" Summer School 11-16 August 2019 (5 ECTS) is organized by the University of Lapland. It is designed for students who are interested in the production and consumption of tourism experiences. The Summer School is hosted by Multidimensional Tourism Institute -partners: University of Lapland and Lapland University of Applied Sciences. Deadline: 28 February

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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