Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships and CCAMLR Scholarship for early-career researchers are available again this year

Three Antarctic organisations have once again announced opportunities for early-career researchers. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (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.

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus on Signy Island, photograph by Michael Dunn

SCAR will offer three to four fellowships of up to USD 15 000 each and COMNAP will offer up to one fellowship with funding of up to USD 15 000. The fellowships enable early-career researchers to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons. Note that the application process for SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships are now separate and the eligibility criteria differ. The deadline for SCAR and COMNAP Fellowship applications is 11 July 2018.

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 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 Scholarship applications is 1 October 2018.

All three schemes are being jointly promoted by the three organisations.

View more information at SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships and CCAMLR Scholarships.

John Cooper, ACAP information Officer, 30 March 2018