IASC Fellowship Program

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Nov 20, 2020 6:00am PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Fellowship

Location of project: Antarctica, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland Show all

Location of residency: Austria; Canada; China; Czech Republic; Denmark Show all

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

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The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), invites Early Career Scientists (ECS) to apply for the IASC Fellowship Program

The IASC Fellowship Program is meant to engage ECS in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. Each year, one Fellow per WG is chosen.

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 ECSs to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic 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. In 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 the first 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.

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


  • For this round of applications, interested ECSs must fulfill the following criteria:
    • PhD student/candidate or postdoctoral researcher (up to 5 years past terminal degree)
    • Able to commit to participating in the activities of one of an IASC WG for at least 1 year
    • Able to attend the two upcoming ASSWs: 22 - 30 May 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, and 27 March - 2 April 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland
    • Located at an institution in an IASC member country
      • Austria
      • Canada
      • China
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Iceland
      • India
      • Italy
      • Japan
      • The Netherlands
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Russia
      • Republic of Korea
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • United Kingdom
      • USA
    • Have a good command of English
  • Note: The travel support during the first fellowship year is the only financial remuneration for the Fellows.


  • Salary is not included during the fellowship.