Three leading Antarctic organisations have announced opportunities for early-career researchers. CCAMLR is working with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) to attract talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research.
SCAR and COMNAP have again joined forces to launch fellowships for early-career researchers. SCAR will offer four to five fellowships of up to US$15 000 each for 2017 and COMNAP will offer a fellowship with funding of up to US$15 000.
The fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons. Note that for 2017 the COMNAP eligibility criteria have changed and the application process is separate to that of SCAR.
The SCAR and COMNAP schemes are launched in conjunction with the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme. The CCAMLR Scholarship provides funding of up to A$30,000 to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years. The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term.
CCAMLR Science Manager, Dr Keith Reid, believes that cooperation between the three host organisations creates opportunities of even greater value.
"Recipients of any one of these three great opportunities will benefit from the strong connections between the three organisations.
"The networks developed within the global Antarctic research community will serve individuals well throughout their careers," said Dr Reid.
All three schemes are being jointly promoted by the three organisations.
- The deadline for SCAR and COMNAP fellowship applications is 1 July 2017.
- The deadline for CCAMLR scholarship applications is 1 October 2017.
For information on CCAMLR Scholarships, see the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme page.