Antarctic organisations launch fellowship and scholarship opportunities for 2023

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The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are seeking applicants to the 2023 round of fellowship and scholarship opportunities launched on Monday 3 April. 

The awards aim to attract talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other professionals with the purpose to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, humanities and astrophysics research.  

In 2023, COMNAP and IAATO, which celebrates five years of Antarctic Fellowships this year, 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. 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.

Following the launch of the Polar Initiative in 2022, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has funded an additional SCAR fellowship. SCAR will therefore offer four to five fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2023. The details for the SCAR scheme will be similar to previous years but with the opportunity for applicants to propose partly or entirely remote Fellowships. The deadline for the SCAR fellowship applications is 31 July 2023.

The Antarctic 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.

For more information, please visit the websites of SCARCOMNAPIAATO and CCAMLR.

7 April 2023

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