The nomination process is open from 1 November 2015 until 7 February 2016 (23:59 Central Europe Time). The nomination form is available here. Only complete nomination packages are accepted. To check what to include in your nomination package read the instructions below.
To be considered all candidates must be nominated by a current/former student(s), peer(s) and/or colleague(s). Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Nominations from APECS National Committees or other APECS committees are also possible:
- In the case of the nomination coming from a National Committee, it must occur through the leadership board that is nominating the candidate
- In the case of other APECS Committees, Chairs must submit nominations on behalf of the committee.
Note: If there is a nomination on behalf of a committee, this does not exclude individual committee members from making their own nominations as individuals.
To be eligible for this award the candidate must have contributed significantly over a period of several years to mentoring and fostering of early career researchers involved in research in the Polar and Alpine regions and the wider Cryosphere. Preference will be awarded to Mentors who have helped with APECS activities (i.e., participated via Mentor panels, workshops, webinars, or through the mentor database etc.). This award may be awarded to mentors from a variety of sectors, including academia, industry, the public sector, etc. Eligibility is not limited to those that are directly connected with APECS.
All nomination packages must be provided in English. Nomination packages must include the following:
- a completed online nomination form. The nomination form should follow the criteria enumerated in the review criteria;
- a brief CV of the nominee (<2 pages) to be uploaded in the nomination form;
Letters of support cannot be written by any of the nominators, but instead have to be written by others supporting the nomination. If the nomination is on behalf of a National Committee, the letters of support cannot be from any of the leadership members of the National committee. If the nomination is coming on behalf of another APECS committee the letters of support cannot be from any of the committee members.
If a nominated mentor does not receive the award in the year of submission, they will automatically be considered for the following two years (three year total). After this, a mentor’s nomination will need to be re-submitted.