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SCAR FellowshipsSCAR launches Antarctic Fellowship Opportunities for 2021

SCAR launches its 2021 Antarctic-related Fellowships for early-career researchers today. SCAR will offer three to four fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2021. 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 to reflect the impact of Covid19 related travel restrictions.

The deadline for the SCAR fellowship applications is 30 June 2021.

Find out how to apply for the fellowship here: https://scar.org/awards/fellowships/information/
The SCAR Secretariat has compiled a list of frequently asked questions on our website, where you can also find an overview of past and present SCAR Fellows.

Other opportunities from partners

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) work together to support talented early-career researchers, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, and other professionals. The purpose is to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research by providing annual funding opportunities.

In 2021, COMNAP and IAATO 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 and over many Antarctic field seasons. Note that the application processes for the COMNAP and IAATO fellowships are separate from those for the SCAR Fellowships and the eligibility criteria differ.
The deadline for the COMNAP and IAATO fellowship applications is 31 May 2021.

The 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 1 October 2021.

All opportunities are being jointly promoted by the organisations involved. 

Background information

The SCAR scheme is launched today, noting the complementary schemes of our partners - the COMNAP and IAATO Fellowship Scheme and the CCAMLR Scientific Scholarship Scheme. Full details of these schemes are available on their respective websites below.