COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowship

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)


Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Deadline: Jul 11, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student Research Scientist Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Antarctica

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Argentina; Australia; Belarus; Belgium; Brazil Expand all

Must travel to: Argentina; Australia; Belarus; Belgium; Brazil Expand all

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhD

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Overview:

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) Antarctic Research Fellowship

COMNAP is the international independent organisation of National Antarctic Programs. Formed in 1988, COMNAP has as its goal to develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica.

The COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowship is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career Antarctic researchers and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty. The Fellowship Programme allows the selected Fellow to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term research linkages and international partnerships.

The COMNAP Fellowship Programme is intended to allow researchers from a COMNAP Member National Antarctic Program country to undertake short-term visits to major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or home institutions in or operated by other COMNAP Member National Antarctic Programs.

The proposed research proposal should contribute to the objectives of the home or host National Antarctic Program's research objectives. This therefore, may be broader than the Scientific Research Programmes endorsed by SCAR (Postgraduates/PhDs in, for example, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Communication and Outreach, and Medicine, etc. would be welcome to apply.)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Current Postgraduate/PhD researcher or within 5 years of finishing the highest degree obtained;
  • Visiting a facility in or run by a COMNAP member country, which is both:
    • different from applicant’s country of origin (which should be a COMNAP member country) and
    • different from applicant's current current country of residence; 
  • Should contribute to one or more objectives of the home or host National Antarctic Programme, fit within COMNAP’s goals and purpose (would welcome applicants from Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Communication and Outreach, and Medicine, for example). 
  • Eligible expenses include economy-class round trip travel and a modest subsistence allowance for the fellowship period.