Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


APECS has been fortunate to work with organizations with similar goals and objectives for supporting young researchers. We thank our Partners and Sponsors for working with us to support our events and activities activities and give great opportunities for young researchers to advance their careers and portfolios. Partners and sponsors that want to stay informed about APECS activities can sign up for our mailing list here

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APECS Directorate Sponsors

FRAMNPIUiTThe main costs associated with running APECS comes in supporting our International Directorate Office with the Executive Director and Administrative Assistant, funded since February 2022 by the generous support of the The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Fram Centre. The office is housed at UiT in Tromsø, Norway.

An additional APECS International Project Office is located at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. Here, the APECS staff is funded by the activities within the EU Horizon 2020-funded projects ARICE and Arctic PASSION.

Before the APECS International Directorate moved to it´s current location in Tromsø, the Directorate was placed and funded by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Potsdam, Germany from February 2017 until January 2022. Already from 2009 until January 2017, the APECS International Directorate was located in Tromsø, Norway and funded by the Research Council of Norway, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Polar Institute. From July 2016 to February 2017, the Murmansk Arctic State University funded an additional part-time APECS Officer for the APECS International Directorate located in Murmansk, Russia.

The APECS International Directorate Office is the essential coordinator without which the organization and running of the various APECS activities and programmes would hardly be possible. APECS is very grateful for the support provided by its current and past Directorate sponsors!

Below is some information to help you learn more about these great organizations and the opportunities they have for early career researchers.

Other Major Sponsors of APECS Activities

In addition to the generous support by the organisations funding our APECS International Directorate, APECS is very fortunate to receive funding from various organisations for some of its international projects, initiatives and events. For more information on these collaborations you can also visit the career resourcesevents and research sections of our website. This list is updated every year to lists current financial support received for major APECS international activities. In addition, there are numerous sponsors that the APECS National Committees receive funding from for national activities. We also want to thank all those organisations that have contributed to APECS projects in the past.

APECS Partners

Providing early career professionals with the tools needed to create strong platforms upon which to base their careers takes effort from many. To help provide a plethora of opportunities for early career polar professionals, we have officially partnered with a number of organizations to work together to shape the future of polar research. Here is a list of the organizations that APECS has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with to ensure effective and efficient collaborations (in alphabetical order) as well as some other partners that APECS works with very frequently:

Partnerships with MoU:


Major Partnerships without MoU:

APECS Early Career Partners

There are a number of other organizations that have been formed to help early career scientists and professionals. APECS is proud to work with several of these groups to ensure a strong communication of opportunities between our members. Learn more about these groups below (in alphabetical order).

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events