Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Do you ever find it challenging to get money to attend international conferences? Wish there were an easier way to find travel funding or funds to cover conference registration? Here’s an opportunity to win €500 for exactly that!

As an international organization, many of APECS’ most important initiatives are web-based. The content on our website is community-driven – and we want to hear from the entire APECS community so we can guarantee the latest and greatest information is shared with all our members. We would like to ask you to help by posting this to jobs & funding opportunities, posters, events, and polar news articles.

Over the next 6 months, we will keep track of who is contributing to APECS web-based content. On August 31, we will take a look at our records and all active contributors will be entered into a prize draw for a €500 prize toward your next conference. The more you post, the higher your chances are of winning. Depending on how much enthusiasm we get, there may be some runner-up prizes.

So, how do you enter?! Register if you haven’t yet and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can give you access to the website posting system. Once that’s done, have a look at our how to guides and videos (scroll down) for the easy-to-follow instructions. If you have the enthusiasm but not the content, contact us to point you in the right direction.

Make sure to get the benefit from everything that people are posting – look at often or use our RSS feeds for news, APECS events, and our polar calendar.

Each time you post something to the website, we will enter your name into a drawing. On August 31, we will select a winner from the hat and let you know who has won.

Funds must be used toward your participation in a conference where you are presenting your research or outreach or helping to organize an APECS event. Copies of your receipts must be e-mailed to the Director after the conference to receive your reimbursement.

For questions about the contest, contact Allen Pope. apope00 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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