Deadline approaching for SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships

There are just two weeks remaining to the deadline for applications for the 2015 SCAR and COMNAP Fellowship Schemes.

SCAR and COMNAP fellowships are worth up to US$15,000 each and up to six fellowships in total are on offer for 2015.  The fellowships enable early career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating research partnerships that last many years and over many Antarctic research seasons. The deadline for applications is 3 June 2015.

For more information on SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships, visit the SCAR website at: or the COMNAP website at:

The SCAR and COMNAP schemes have again been launched in conjunction with CCAMLR’s Scientific Scholarship Scheme, which provides funding of up to AU$ 30,000 to assist early career scientists to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups over a period of two years.  The scheme was established in 2010 and a maximum of three awards will be made in 2015. The objective of the scheme is to build capacity within the CCAMLR scientific community to help generate and sustain the scientific expertise needed to support the work of CCAMLR in the long-term. The deadline for CCAMLR applications is 1 October 2015.  For more information, visit the CCAMLR website.

SCAR Newsletter – April 2015 edition

The latest issue of the SCAR newsletter is now available.  With articles on various SCAR awards and on the Antarctic Roadmap Challenges (ARC) Project, this edition also covers:
• SCAR focus on . . . the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
• News and Announcements from SCAR
• Antarctic Science News
• Polar News and Announcements, including an update from APECS
• Forthcoming Events
… and more!

The newsletter is available to view and download from the SCAR website at


Help to guide the future of SCAR!

In preparation for the next SCAR Strategic Plan (2017+), SCAR is undertaking a structural review.  As part of this process, we would like you to give your opinion in a (purposefully!) short questionnaire . . . .  Note that you only need answer those questions you feel are relevant to you and your organization.

Your feedback by Wednesday 8th April is much appreciated!

The questionnaire is available at:

Abstract submission open for SCAR’s ISAES 2015

The full website has been launched for the SCAR International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (XII ISAES 2015), which is being held in Goa, India, from 13-17 July 2015Abstract submission is now open on the website, with a submission deadline of April 15th 2015.

For further details of the Symposium, including information on the program, social events and field trips, please visit the Symposium website: