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In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!  

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Navigating the NSF System workshop

December 2, 2020, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Normally presented as a workshop at AGU, Navigating the NSF System is a good opportunity for first-time proposers and early career scientists to gain insight into the ins and outs of the NSF grant proposal process. The webinar consists of a presentation and a live Q&A session with Directorate for Geosciences Program Officers. Participants must register in advance.

Early Career Travel Opportunity for the IPICS & ICYS Meetings

US Ice Drilling Program



The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) offers an NSF-sponsored opportunity for early career scientists, postdocs, and PhD students in the U.S. to apply for travel support to the October 2021 Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) and International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science meeting in Crans-Montana, Switzerland ( ). Applicants must be currently employed by a university or research institution within the U.S; under-represented minorities and from minority-serving institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

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This year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition Deadline coming up

This is just a reminder that the deadline for applications for this year's AGU Cryosphere Flash Freeze Competition is Wednesday, November 25. Please email applications (1 pg. letter of intent and 2 pg CV) to Ryan W. Webb (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

Call for Applications:
2021 Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has announced a call for applications for its 2021 Arctic Innovator Program. The Arctic Advanced Manufacturing Innovator Program supports early career innovators with fresh ideas and innovative approaches to address fundamental hard technology manufacturing challenges. Hard technology is defined as physical devices.

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Call for INTERACT Expert Pool has opened

Interact logoCall for researchers/experts to join the INTERACT Expert Pool of scientists

INTERACT -The International Network for Research and Monitoring in the Arctic- is seeking experts from various fields of research from natural sciences to human dimension to join an international pool of experts to help with the scientific evaluation of the INTERACT Transnational Access applications. Currently, experts are especially needed on topics such as land-based and air-borne contaminants and pollutants, genetics, geomorphology, microplastics, One Health and soil science. However, scientists from other fields of research are also warmly invited to join the INTERACT Expert Pool.  

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New NSF NRT Graduate Training Program in Systems Approaches to Understanding & Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA)

The University of Maine is seeking outstanding applicants for a new graduate training program focused on fostering systems perspectives to address the challenges of complex socio-environmental changes in the Arctic. This program is designed to provide the next generation of Arctic system scientists with new competencies and skills to advance understanding of the new Arctic and support improved outcomes in the Arctic and beyond.

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Web Resource Available: Navigating the New Arctic Projects Hub

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the availability of a new hub of webpages featuring information about each of Arctic research projects that have been supported through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program. Explore the site to learn more about NNA project activities, team members, and field site locations. The site also includes information about the newest round of 2020 NNA grantees.

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