Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are inviting applications for the IASC Fellowship Program 2022.

The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career scientists in the work of the  Working Groups (WGs) of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human and Terrestrial. This year, we will offer 6 IASC Fellowships: 

  • one IASC Fellow will be chosen per IASC WG
  • one IASC Indigenous Fellow: Based on recent recommendations from the IASC Action Group on Indigenous Engagement, IASC has expanded its Fellowship Program to include space specifically for Arctic early career Indigenous scholars. The IASC Indigenous Fellow can choose which IASC WG to get engaged in.

ASC 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 circum-Arctic 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. 

An information webinar about the fellowships for those interested in applying will be organized by IASC at the end of October. The exact date and time will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For more information on the IASC Fellowships please see the IASC website or contact the IASC Fellowship Coordinator Stanislav Ksenofontov (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the APECS Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

How to apply for the IASC Fellowships 2022?

The application and selection process for the IASC Fellowships 2022 is coordinated by APECS in cooperation with IASC.

Contact APECS

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