Early Career Opportunities

   SCAR Fellowships

The first SCAR fellowships were initiated in 2002 by the Prince of Asturias Award of US$50,000, which paid for 5 Fellowships in 2003. Since 2005 the SCAR Fellowships were developed. The SCAR Fellowships are sustained by contributions from SCAR Members and from other sources of revenue as they become available. The program is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Topics for support should make a contribution to the objectives of one or more of the five Scientific Research Programs endorsed by SCAR. Awards are up to US$15,000, providing, as needed, economy class round trip travel and a modest subsistence allowance for the fellowship period. The Fellow’s home institute will bear all expenses incurred in his or her own nation (domestic travel, visa costs, etc.), and the host institute will waive any bench fees that they might normally charge trainees.

APECSAssociation of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. SCAR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with APECS and supports its mission.

NAF LogoFaculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.


NAF LogoStudent and Early Career Information

This page summarizes funding opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral student researchers to participate in international research and education activities. Individual postdoctoral and graduate student researchers may apply directly for a number of OISE programs. In addition, postdoctoral and graduate and undergraduate student researchers may be supported as participants in collaborative research projects, joint workshops, and other activities supported by NSF. Note that OISE support for undergraduate student, graduate student and postdoctoral researchers is targeted at individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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