SCAR launched its 2023 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. Following the launch of the Polar Initiative in 2022 the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has funded an additional SCAR fellowship and as a result SCAR will offer in total four to five fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2023.
The deadline for the SCAR fellowship applications is 31 July 2023.
Find out how to apply for the fellowship here: https://scar.org/awards/fellowships/information/
The SCAR Secretariat has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website, where you can also find an overview of past and present SCAR Fellows.
The SCAR, COMNAP, & IAATO Fellowships and the CCAMLR Scholarship
SCAR, the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) work together to support talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other professionals. The purpose is to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, humanities and astrophysics research by providing annual funding opportunities.
In 2023, COMNAP and IAATO will each offer one fellowship with funding of up to USD $15,000. The fellowships enable early-career persons to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years. Note that the application processes for the COMNAP and IAATO fellowships are separate from those for the SCAR Fellowships or CCAMLR Scholarships and the eligibility criteria differ. The deadline for the COMNAP and IAATO fellowship applications is 31 July 2023.
The fellowships are launched in conjunction with the Scientific Scholarship Scheme of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). The CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship provides funding of up to AUD $30,000 to assist early-career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years. The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term. The deadline for CCAMLR scientific scholarship applications is 31 August 2023.
All opportunities are being jointly promoted by the organisations involved.
Background information and application forms:
For more information, visit:
- The COMNAP website at: https://www.comnap.aq/comnap-antarctic-fellowships
- The IAATO website at: https://iaato.org/supporting-science/the-iaato-antarctic-fellowship/
- The SCAR website at: www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/information/
- The CCAMLR website at: www.ccamlr.org/en/science/ccamlr-scientific-scholarship-scheme