Next Generation of Polar Researchers Leadership Symposium

May 5-11, 2019
Catalina Island, CA

Future polar-focused researchers will need a strong foundation of interdisciplinary approaches to understand the rapid changes in polar regions. The Next Generation Polar Research Conference (NGPR-3) is designed to train and network early career polar researchers for interdisciplinary research careers. This week-long symposium will be held at the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA. and will provide an important opportunity for training to foster communication, team-building, and leadership skills with a focus on the development of interdisciplinary research. Participants from disciplines spanning the physical, biological and social sciences will be competitively selected to participate in dynamic networking opportunity with plenary talks, special sessions, poster sessions, and professional development training.

You must have a Ph.D. in hand prior to application. Early career scientists (i.e., within 5 years of a granted Ph.D.) from the fields of atmospheric science, marine or terrestrial ecology or ecosystems, limnology, ice science, geosciences, policy, economics, cultural science or other related fields will be competitively selected to attend the conference. The conference will also be attended by senior polar researchers from a variety of professions who will provide training, mentorship and keynote talks.

Room and board on Catalina Island are provided. Participants can apply for additional funds to help defray costs of travel.

Travel funding priority will be given to applications received by January 11, 2019. The deadline for all applicants is January 18, 2019.


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