SCAR Antarctic Research Fellowship

The Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research


Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 11, 2019

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Antarctica

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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

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

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Overview:

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship

SCAR is a body of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is the leading independent organisation for facilitating and coordinating Antarctic research, and for identifying issues emerging from greater scientific understanding of the region that should be brought to the attention of policy makers. Its major objective is to initiate, develop, and co-ordinate high-quality international scientific research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region, and on the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. It works closely with other organisations with a polar interest.

The SCAR Fellowship Programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early‐career scientists, engineers, social scientists and humanities researchers in Antarctic research, and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. 

The SCAR Fellowships are intended to allow researchers to undertake short-term visits to major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by SCAR member countries, so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term links and partnerships. The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country different from that of the (i) applicant's origin and (ii) current residence.

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

Eligibility:

  • PhD students, or those within five years of having completed a PhD.
  • Must be an early-career researchers, scientists, engineers and other professional.
  • Must be undertaking research at major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by SCAR  member countries, so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term scientific links and partnerships. 
  • The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country different from that of the applicant's origin and current residence.
  • Eligible expenses include economy-class round trip travel and a modest subsistence allowance for the fellowship period.
  • Should contribute to the objectives of one or more of SCAR's science groups, including the Humanities and Social Sciences groups, and/or the current Scientific Research Programmes.