Fellowship Program – International Arctic Science Committee

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 2018.

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 but also to help organize specific activities and to coordinate the 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, selected 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.

For more information please see the IASC website or contact the IASC Fellowship Coordinator Maja Lisowska (maja.lisowska@us.edu.pl) or the APECS Executive Director Gerlis Fugmann (info@apecs.is).

For this round of applications, interested ECSs must fulfill the following criteria:

  • PhD student/candidate or postdoctoral researcher (up to 5 years past the PhD)
  • 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: 15-18 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland (as part of POLAR2018), and Spring 2019 in Arkhangelsk, Russia
  • Located in an IASC member country
  • Have a good command of English

To learn more and apply, please visit the APECS website: 


Application deadline is Monday 20 November 2017 at 13:00 GMT. Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of the year.


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