APECS is grateful for the generous support of several sponsor to provide a limited amout of workshop participants with Travel Awards to attend the "Connecting Early Career Researchers and Community-Driven Research in the North". More sponsors will be added as they become available. Here is a bit more about our Travel Award sponsors:
Travel funding and other workshop costs were in part sponsored through the Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-Operation Programme funding that APECS received for this project.
The Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Cooperation Programme has the objective "to support processes, projects and initiatives that will help promote sustainable development and benefit the people of the Arctic under the conditions generated by globalisation and climate change. The programme is administered by Nordregio. More information http://www.nordregio.se/en/Metameny/About-Nordregio/NCM-Arctic-Co-operation-Program-Arktiskt-Samarbetsprogram/
About the Nordic Council of Ministers: It "is the forum for Nordic governmental co-operation. The Prime Ministers have the overall responsibility for Nordic Co-operation. In practice, responsibility is delegated to the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation and to the Nordic Committee for Co-operation, which co-ordinates the day-to-day work of the official political Nordic co-operation." More information http://www.norden.org/en
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) is a non-governmental, international scientific organization. The IASC mission is to encourage and facilitate cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research, in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge multi-disciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.
IASC provided travel support for eight early career researchers to attend the workshop.
To find out more about IASC, go to www.iasc.info
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is a government agency that promotes and co-ordinates Swedish polar research. This includes to follow and plan research and development, as well as to organise and lead research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat provided travel support for two Swedish participants.
To find out more about the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat go to www.polar.se
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by US Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare...".The Division of Polar Programs (POLAR) manages and initiates National Science Foundation funding for basic research and its operational support in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The funds are provided as NSF grants to institutions whose scientists perform the research at the institutions or in a polar region.
Through funding from the NSF, twelve early career researchers from the US received (partial) travel support to attend the workshop.
To find out more about the NSF go to www.nsf.gov