Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization and influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2024-2025 APECS Executive Committee will be held during May and June 2023 for the term from 1 October 2024 to 30 September 2025.

Application deadline: 30 May 2024 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 meetings.

2024 Elections timeline:

  • 30 May at 23:59 GMT: Application deadline (extended, was originally 24 May)
  • 31 May - 18 June: Review period within the APECS Council including Q&A with ExCom applicants
  • 18 June - 1 July at 23:59 GMT: Voting period within the APECS Council
  • 5 July: Announcement of the 2023-2024 APECS Executive Committee
  • 1 August - 30 September: Transition process

For any questions, the ExCom Election Coordinators 2024 (José Queirós, Lina Madaj, Deniz Vural, Gwenaëlle Gremion & Sarah Strand) can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 an almost daily basis via emails (except during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays) and attend the online ExCom meetings (~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 Council members, Project Groups and representatives. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience through our APECS Council, National Committees or Project Groups first before applying for the Executive Committee.


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!

  • 21 June: Call for Council leadership candidate applications released
  • 21 June: Call for Project Group Leader applications released
  • 12 July: Deadline to submit an application to candidate for Council leadership
  • 6 August: Deadline to submit an application to be Project Group Leader
  • 23 August: Call for Project Group members released
  • 13 September: Deadline to submit an application to be a Project Group member 


How to apply?


What is the process for applicants after the application deadline?


What happens if I do not get elected?
ExCom applicants who are not elected are encouraged to apply for other APECS positions, including Council leadership (application deadline 12 July), Project Group Leader (application deadline 6 August), and Project Group member (application deadline 13 September).


Applicants for the 2024-2025 APECS Executive Committee

The application period for the 2024-2025 APECS Executive Committee has closed and we are not accepting late applications. You can find all applicants listed below (in alphabetical order by last name):


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