Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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PSECCO is Officially Launched!

Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) is officially launched(see linked press release)! PSECCO is a community-building and community-support organization for polar early career scientists based in the US. Its mission is to empower and elevate early career scientists in the Polar Sciences, support a vibrant community, provide opportunities and resources, offer skill training and work together towards a more just, inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible polar science environment. 

The office will be building partnerships and offering support to early career organizations already doing great work, working to build community, and offering unique professional development and funding opportunities of its own. Help us to shape and evolve the office to best support polar early career scientists by attending a community meeting on May 3rdMay 3rd at 11am AK/1pm MT/3pm ET or June 9thJune 9th, 9am AK/11am MT/1pm ET. Learn more about the office and sign up for our mailing lists at, or join us on Twitter @polarsecco

Advisory Board - Call for Early Career Scientists

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) invites US-based early career polar scientists with a research focus on the Antarctic, Arctic, or high alpine regions to apply to serve on the PSECCO Advisory Board. PSECCO is a new community-building and support effort for early career scientists focused on promoting accessibility, inclusion and diversity in the polar sciences, funded by NSF and housed at the University of Colorado.

What? The advisory board will provide strategic guidance to help shape PSECCO activities that support the early career polar science community, will be available as a resource for the PSECCO Director, and will serve on PSECCO selection committees. Board members will serve a two-year term and will participate in quarterly board meetings.

Who? The advisory board will consist of seven established polar scientists with different expertise, and four polar early career scientists, including at least one representative from the United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. A range of early career stages and disciplines, including non-field research, will be represented.  Members of the board will be compensated up to $1200 per year for their time.

Apply! As an organization committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the polar sciences, members of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines and those with a demonstrated passion for diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion leadership are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants should be based in the US but are not required to be US citizens.  Please complete the short application form here (also accessible at to indicate your interest by May 16, 2022.

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