2017 News

Deadline approaching for 2017 SCAR Visiting Professor applications

7 April 2017:

1Visiting Prof logoThere are just over 7 weeks remaining to the deadline for applications for the 2017 SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme.

The Visiting Professorship is for mid- to late-career stage scientists and academics (at least 5 years after completing their PhD) who are involved in Antarctic research, providing the opportunity for them to undertake a short-term visit (1 to 4 weeks) to an institute(s) in another SCAR member country, to provide training and mentoring. The ultimate goal of the scheme is to strengthen the research capacity of countries with smaller or less well-developed Antarctic research programmes, promoting capacity building in the host country and developing long-term links and partnerships which will lead to advances in Antarctic research.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

The scheme provides awards of up to USD $2500 each, covering the cost of an international return flight and some contribution towards living expenses for the visiting period. Some commitment is required from the candidate's home institute (or the candidate themselves, if retired) and the proposed host institute.

For 2017 we note the kind support of Norway, Switzerland and India in providing funds for additional Visiting Professorships.

Full information on the scheme, including details of the application process and assessment criteria is available on the SCAR website at http://www.scar.org/visitingprof/information or follow the link from the SCAR home page.