Announcement of Opportunity
SCAR and COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowships 2015 and CCAMLR Scientific Scholarships 2015
Three leading Antarctic organisations today announce opportunities for early career researchers. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) are working together to attract talented early career researchers, scientists, engineers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in fields such as climate, biodiversity, conservation, humanities and astrophysics research.
SCAR and COMNAP have again joined forces to launch fellowships for early career researchers. The SCAR and COMNAP fellowships are worth up to USD $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 SCAR and COMNAP applications is 3 June 2015.
The SCAR and COMNAP schemes are launched in conjunction with CCAMLR's Scientific Scholarship Scheme. The CCAMLR Scholarship provides funding of up to AUD $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.
All three schemes are being jointly promoted by the three organisations.
For more information on SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships, visit the SCAR website at: http://www.scar.org/awards/fellowships/information.html or the COMNAP website at: www.comnap.aq/SitePages/fellowships.aspx
For information on CCAMLR Scholarships, visit the CCAMLR website at: http://www.ccamlr.org/en/science/ccamlr-scientific-scholarship-scheme