The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), is launching its IASC Fellowships Program 2023.
The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage early career researchers in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human and Terrestrial. This year, IASC will offer 8 IASC Fellowships. As part of the Polar Initiative with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, two of those Fellowships will be generously funded by the foundation.
- At least one IASC Fellow will be chosen per IASC Working Group.
- At least one IASC Indigenous Fellow will be chosen; this individual will be an early career Arctic Indigenous Scholar or Knowledge Holder who can choose which IASC WG to engage in.
IASC Fellows are doctoral or postdoctoral researchers who actively participate in selected activities of the IASC WGs. Fellows are expected to contribute scientifically and also to help organize specific activities and to help with reporting to the IASC Secretariat. Thus, the Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for Early Career Scientists to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circum-Arctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. The level of involvement very much depends on the Fellow's interest - the more you invest, the more you get out of it!
The total duration of the IASC Fellowship Program is 1+2 years. During their first year, the Fellows will receive travel support to attend two consecutive Arctic Science Summit Weeks (ASSWs) where the annual WG meetings are held. After this year, Fellows have the opportunity to stay involved for up to 2 more years without dedicated funding support from IASC. Note: the travel support during the first Fellowship year is the only financial remuneration for the Fellows. Salary is not included during the Fellowship.
The deadline for applications for all fellowships is 30 September 2022 23:59 GMT.