Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

APECS hosted two webinars during Polar Week on topics chosen by our members!

The recordings of the webinars are now available in our webinar archive.

Proposal and grant writing webinar on 21 March

Webinar: proposal and grant writing

21 March 2018 at 16:00 GMT

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This will be an informational webinar on proposal and grant writing held on 21 March 2018 at 16:00 GMT. It will be a discussion on how to approach writing a proposal or grant application as an early career scientist covering topics such as productive writing strategies, helpful dos and don’ts when approaching writing, and how to find hidden grants you may be eligible for. Check this website periodically for details about this webinar!

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Chuck Amsler, Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
  • David Walton, Emeritus Professor, British Antarctic Survey, UK
  • Chandrika Nath, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, UK
  • Imke Fries, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Germany
  • Nancy Lange, Alfred-Wegener Institute, Germany


Harassment in the Field webinar on 23 March

Webinar: Harassment in the Field 

23 March 2018 at 16:00 GMT

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The webinar on harassment in the field will be a panel discussion on changes to field logistics in the context of the #MeToo movement and recent allegations of harassment in the McMurdo Dry Valleys focusing on what to do as a member of a field team or a team leader if you witness harassment, helpful best practices to avoid it in the first place, and systemic changes needed within polar science organizations. The panel will be composed of five special guests: 

  • Robin Bell, president of AGU and associate professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
  • Dawn Sumner, chair of the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis,
  • Tracy Sheeley, head of field logistics for CPS Polar Services,
  • Lisa Rom, the program director for NSF Division of Ocean Sciences and Education Liaison for the Office of Polar Programs
  • Meredith Nash, Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania

Harassment in the Field Flyer



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