Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Do you want to contribute to APECS and be a part of our Council? Applications for Council Leadership and Project Group Leader positions are now open! 

The 2023-2024 Council term is from 1 October 2023 through 30 September 2024. APECS Council members value the international networks they develop through the Council, as well as the recognition and accomplishments they gain through their work. 

Are you interested? Find out more about the different APECS Council roles and how to apply on the Apply for Council webpage.

APECS Council Leadership positions: Council Co-Chairs, National Committee Coordinators, Social Media Coordinators, & APECS Representative Coordinator
APECS Council Leadership members collaborate with the APECS Executive Committee to help manage and mentor the wider APECS Council. Being involved in the APECS Council provides you with opportunities to engage internationally and across disciplines with other early career researchers and professionals who are interested in the polar and alpine regions and the wider cryosphere. You should be prepared to spend a few hours per week, on average, on APECS related activities.

Application deadline: extended to 17 July at 23:59 GMT

APECS Project Group Leader positions
No prior experience with APECS, or the subject of the Project Group you’d like to lead, is required - we encourage all APECS members to consider applying! A list of the 2022-2023 term Project Groups can be found on the APECS website, and the anticipated Project Groups for next term are listed in the application form. You are also welcome to suggest new Project Groups that you would be willing to lead beyond those that are listed. By leading a Project Group on the Council, you develop valuable skills in project management, leadership and communication in a friendly and supportive environment. As a Project Group Leader 2023-2024 you would need to be available at the end of September/beginning of October to review member applications for your Project Group. If you are just interested in participating, not leading a Project Group, a call to join Project Groups will be announced to the APECS membership in late August.

Application deadline: 24 July at 23:59 GMT

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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