6 February 2017:
As part of SCAR’s efforts to increase the opportunities we provide for capacity development of Antarctic research in our member countries, the SCAR Development Council solicited voluntary contributions from our National Committees and Delegates last year to enhance our Early Career Fellowships and Visiting Professorship awards.
We are pleased to report that Norway (the Norwegian Polar Institute) and Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL) have contributed funds to support 2 additional visiting fellowships. SCAR’s normal budget provides 2 $2500 Visiting Professor Awards annually. The additional contributions from Norway and Switzerland will allow us to double the number of awards for 2017, providing we receive applications meeting our criteria.
Please join us in thanking Norway and Switzerland for their additional contributions to our capacity building efforts.