Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APPLY for the APECS Executive Committee to help shape our organization and influence the future of polar research!

The elections for the 2024-2025 APECS Executive Committee will be held during May and June 2024 for the term from 1 October 2024 to 30 September 2025.

Application deadline: 30 May 2024 at 23:59 GMT

The APECS Executive Committee (ExCom) consists of five members, who are elected by the APECS Council to manage the day-to-day decisions of the organization. You can find information about the ExCom on the APECS website or in the APECS Handbook, including some general information, the list of current ExCom members, as well as summaries of their meetings.

2024 Elections timeline:

  • 30 May at 23:59 GMT: Application deadline
  • 31 May - 18 June: Review period within the APECS Council including Q&A with ExCom applicants
  • 18 June - 1 July at 23:59 GMT: Voting period within the APECS Council
  • 5 July: Announcement of the 2023-2024 APECS Executive Committee
  • 1 August - 30 September: Transition process

The Executive Committee is a rewarding, high-paced and work intensive committee; its members must be willing and able to contribute actively throughout the term on an almost daily basis via emails (except during e.g. field work, exam periods, holidays) and attend the online ExCom meetings (~2 hours) every two weeks. To apply, you have to be an APECS member with prior experience in the APECS leadership from the Executive Committee, Council or National Committee leaderships or an equivalent other organization.

Go to the Executive Committee Elections page to see the full election announcement including eligibility criteria, how to apply and a more detailed explanation of the election process.

Is this the first time you want to get active in APECS? In order to be an effective member of the APECS Executive Committee, a good background knowledge of our APECS activities, projects and internal processes is required, as one of your roles will be to mentor and advise APECS Council members, Project Groups and representatives. If you have not been actively involved in APECS before, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience on our APECS Council, National Committees or Project Groups first before applying for the Executive Committee. 

If you have any questions, please contact the ExCom Elections Coordinators 2024 (José Queirós, Lina Madaj, Sarah Strand) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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