The Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) will be offering this year the first SAON-IASC Fellowship to support an early career researcher to get more involved in the work of SAON. As an open initiative uniting Arctic and non-Arctic nations and organizations, SAON holds a unique position in the facilitation of and planning for sustained Arctic observational networks in support of societal benefit. SAON has initiated the Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS) as a planning framework to support its national and organizational partners. ROADS is at an initiating stage that presents many valuable opportunities to get involved. We envision that a ROADS Fellow could engage in the evolving governance of the ROADS Advisory Panel or support alignment and integration across pilot efforts that are beginning to form thematic Expert Panels under ROADS. The ROADS principle for equitable inclusion of Indigenous people presents further opportunities for shaping the governance of the ROADS process at its earliest stages.

Fellowship Commitment

The duration of the Fellowship will be one year. During their appointment, the Fellow will be expected to attend the following meetings:

Travel support to attend the ASSW 2022 and ASSW 2023 for the SAON-IASC Fellow during their Fellowship will be provided by IASC. Salary is not included during the Fellowship.

Fellowship Deliverables


How to apply for the SAON-IASC Fellowships?

The application and selection process for the SAON-IASC Fellowships is coordinated by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in cooperation with the SAON and IASC.