Antarctic Schemes Open to Applications

The SCAR, COMNAP, CCAMLR and IAATO Antarctic Fellowship and Scholarship schemes run in parallel and are offered to early career researchers, engineers, environmental managers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in a range of fields concerned with Antarctic research.

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Fellowship Scheme

Fellowships are available to early career scientists from SCAR member countries who wish to visit other member countries to carry out short periods of Antarctic research. The initiative is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career researchers in furthering knowledge and understanding of Antarctica by joining a project team from another country. Awards of up to $15,000 are available for one year.

Applicants should be current PhD researchers or within five years of finishing their PhD in Antarctic and Southern Ocean-related disciplines. The work must be carried out in a research group of a SCAR member country that is different from that of the applicant’s origin and current residence.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) Antarctic Fellowships

These fellowships are available to early career researchers who wish to engage in Antarctic research in a COMNAP Member/Observer country. The scheme supports individuals wishing to visit a facility in or run by a COMNAP Member/Observer country that is different from the applicant’s country of citizenship and current residence. For the 2021 call, COMNAP will offer one fellowship with funding of up to $15,000.

The fellowships are open to early career researchers, defined as someone who is within the first five years after completion of the highest level of university award/certificate/degree obtained, or any person, regardless of university completion, under the age of 40 years old on the day of the application deadline.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 May 2021.

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Scientific Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships are available to early career scientists who wish to participate in the work of the CCAMLR Scientific Committee and its working groups. The scheme aims to contribute to capacity building within the CCAMLR scientific community while generating and sustaining a sound basis of scientific expertise capable of supporting the requirements of CCAMLR in the long term. Awards of a maximum of AU$30,000 are available for up to two years.

Scholarships are open to scientists from all CCAMLR members. Member countries are: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, UK, USA and Uruguay.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 1 October 2021.

International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) Antarctic Fellowship

Administered by COMNAP, the IAATO Antarctic Fellowship Scheme supports early career professionals who wish to work with members of the IAATO community or complete project work at or in partnership with a facility, field facility or higher learning institute in an Antarctic Treaty country. The country must be different from the applicant’s country of citizenship (which should be an Antarctic Treaty country) and country of current residence.

IAATO will offer one fellowship of up to $15,000.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 May 2021.