Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization over the next year and help influence the future of polar research! The elections for the 2022-2023 APECS Executive Committee will be held in May & June 2022 for the term from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.

Application deadline: 23 May 2022 at 23:59 GMT

The APECS Executive Committee (ExCom) consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the ExCom on the APECS website or in the APECS Handbook, including some general information, the list of current ExCom members, as well as summaries of their meeting notes.

ExCom Elections timeline:

For any questions, the ExCom Election Coordinators 2022 (Jilda Caccavo, Clare Eayrs, Gwen Gremion, Deniz Vural, and Sarah Strand) can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information about how to apply to Council or get involved in Project Groups will be announced in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, note in your calendar the following dates!

13 June Call for Council leadership candidate applications released
27 June Call for Project Group Leader applications released
04 July Deadline to submit an application to candidate for Council leadership
25 July Deadline to submit an application for Project Group Leader
22 August Call for Project Group members released
19 September Deadline to submit an application for Project Group member


Who is eligible to apply?

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, very high-paced and work-intensive committee, and its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout their term on a daily basis via emails (except during e.g. fieldwork, exam periods, holidays) and attend the online ExCom calls (~2 hours) every two weeks. For this reason, we require applicants to meet certain criteria:

Please note that to be a successful member of the APECS Executive Committee, a good background knowledge of APECS’ activities, projects and internal processes is required, as one of your roles will be to mentor and advise APECS committees and Project Groups. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience on our APECS Council, National Committees or Project Groups first before applying for the Executive Committee.


How to apply?


What is the process for applicants after the application deadline?

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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