Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 

iasc webCAFF greenapecs logo webThe International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group of the Arctic Council, in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), are excited to announce several Fellowship programs:

Find out more about the fellowships and how to apply for them below. 

2020 IASC Fellowship Program

The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career scientists in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. Each year, one Fellow per WG is chosen, so 5 IASC Fellows in total.

IASC Fellows are doctoral or postdoctoral researchers who actively participate in selected activities of the IASC WGs. Fellows are expected to contribute scientifically and also to help organize specific activities and to help with reporting to the IASC Secretariat. Thus, the Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for ECSs to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. The level of involvement very much depends on the Fellow's interest - the more you invest, the more you get out of it!

The total duration of the IASC Fellowship Program is 1+2 years. Bookending their first year, the Fellows will receive travel support to attend two consecutive Arctic Science Summit Weeks (ASSWs) where the annual WG meetings are held. After this year, Fellows have the opportunity to stay involved for up to 2 more years without dedicated funding support from IASC. Note: The travel support during the first Fellowship year is the only financial remuneration for the Fellows. Salary is not included during the Fellowship.

IASC Required Travel

During their appointment, IASC Fellows will be expected to attend the following meetings:

For more information on the IASC Fellowships please see the IASC website or contact the IASC Fellowship Coordinator Alevtina Evgrafova (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the APECS Executive Director Gerlis Fugmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAFF-IASC Science-Policy Fellowships

The CAFF-IASC Science-Policy Fellowships were created to help early- to mid-career professionals build experience and advance understanding of the science-policy interface. We are looking for two CAFF-IASC Fellows. In cooperation with CAFF and IASC, fellows will identify a joint area of interest and expertise, participate in and contribute to CAFF’s work, and produce a culminating deliverable to enrich decision-making in their chosen field.

This year's areas of interest are:

The duration of the CAFF-IASC Fellowships will be one year. Each Fellow will begin by attending the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020, March 27-April 2 in Akureyri, Iceland. Afterwards, Fellows will attend appropriate project meetings, and CAFF Board meetings. As appropriate, Fellows will continue working with their CAFF programs to develop a final deliverable.

CAFF-IASC Required Travel

During their appointment, at a minimum, both CAFF-IASC Fellows will be expected to attend the following meetings:

  • Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 (27-30 April 2020; Akureyri, Iceland)
  • One CAFF working group meeting (TBD)
  • CAFF Biennial meeting (February 2021)
  • Regular teleconferences for the project steering group

Travel support to attend meetings for each Fellow during their Fellowships will be made available through CAFF and IASC. The travel support is the only financial remuneration for the Fellows. Salary is not compensated for during the Fellowship.

CAFF-IASC Fellowship Deliverables

  • Fellows will help deliver reports and other communications products as identified by the project and/or CAFF Secretariat.
  • Fellows will deliver program feedback and evaluations on the Fellowship and may be asked to input into evaluations of their respective programs.
  • Fellows will identify, develop and finalize a deliverable that aims to enrich decision-making in their chosen respective projects.

How to apply for these Fellowships?

The application and selection process for both Fellowships is coordinated by APECS in cooperation with IASC and CAFF.

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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