Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Organizers invite applications to attend the Next Generation Polar Research Symposium. This symposium will convene 5-11 May 2019 on Catalina Island, California.

The Next Generation Polar Research Symposium is designed to train and network early career polar researchers for interdisciplinary research careers. This symposium will provide an opportunity for training to foster communication, team-building, and leadership skills with a focus on the development of interdisciplinary research. Participants from disciplines spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences will participate in dynamic networking opportunities with plenary talks, special sessions, poster sessions, and professional development training.

Applicants must have a PhD prior to application. Early career scientists (i.e., within five years of a granted PhD) from the fields of atmospheric science; marine or terrestrial ecology; or ecosystems, limnology, ice science, geosciences, policy, economics, cultural science, or other related fields will be competitively selected to attend the conference. The conference will also be attended by senior polar researchers from a variety of professions who will provide training, mentorship, and keynote talks.

Room and board on Catalina Island are provided. Participants can apply for additional funds to help defray costs of travel. Travel funding priority will be given to applications received by 11 January 2019.

Application deadline for travel funding priority: Friday, 11 January 2019
Final application deadline: 25 January 2019

For more information, go to:
Symposium homepage

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