Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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.

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