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ASI bursary logoAppplications for the Antarctic Science Bursary 2021 are now open.

Antarctic Science supports the development of the careers of promising young scientists, working in any field of Antarctic science, and from any country. Grants of up to £6000 are awarded to extend the scope of an existing research project, through:

  • funding extra field or laboratory work
  • purchasing/contributing towards the cost of a key piece of equipment, or
  • funding international collaboration or the learning of new skills

Please note that this award is NOT offered to support work on an existing research project. It is intended to support a distinct extension activity, usually arising from previous work. Antarctic Science funds novel opportunities or research avenues which are complementary to your existing research. If you are unsure whether your research fits these criteria, please contact ASI Bursary.

Projects can run for up to two years. See case studies of recent funded projects and three downloadable examples of successful proposals to the Bursary.


Submissions are accepted between 00:00 1st January and 24:00 on Friday 19th March (Greenwich Mean Time).

Applicants whose first language is not English may experience extra difficulties in completing the form. Antarctic Science can assist by providing mentors before the application is made. Please contact Antarctic Science if you would like a mentor at least two weeks before you intend to submit.

Applicants will normally be notified of award outcomes by 1st June.

Click here to apply.

Antarctic Science bursary webinar on 29th Jan, 2021

Tips for potential applicants 2021 and Q & A session

This webinar is an opportunity to find out about the bursary funding opportunity from Board members, hear from successful applicants, get application tips and ask questions about the bursary. Please register to attend a webinar via the links below:

Jan 29, 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm GMT (Webinar ID: 832 3045 7240)

Jan 29, 2021, 8:00 – 9:00 pm GMT (Webinar ID: 886 6246 4539)