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Fwd: SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships 2011

Helen Amanda Fricker
These are great fellowships being offered by SCAR and COMNAP.   Apologies if you have already received this.

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From: Rosemary Nash <[hidden email]>
Date: Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 8:15 AM
Subject: SCAR and COMNAP Fellowships 2011Dear Colleagues,


Two leading Antarctic organisations announce today opportunities for early career researchers.  The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP) are working together to attract talented researchers, engineers and other professionals to strengthen international capacity and cooperation.  

The deadline for applications is 15th May 2011.

The Fellowships are worth up to $US15,000 each and up to five (4 SCAR and 1 COMNAP Fellowships)  are on offer for 2011. The Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) has been offering scientific fellowships to early career scientists since 2005.  Such fellowships have enabled Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientists to participate in a range of significant research including using ice cores to determine proxies for the Southern Annular Mode, a molecular study of Antarctic ostracods, and investigating particulate carbon and biogenic silica in sea ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Since 2005, twenty-fine SCAR Fellowships have been awarded. Up to four awards are being offered by SCAR in this round.  This year, the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) has joined in to offer one to two additional fellowship opportunities for early career researchers. The two schemes were announced together today and are being jointly promoted by both organisations.  The excitement generated during the recent International Polar Year (2007-2008), has created an enthusiastic group of early career Antarctic researchers, many of whom would benefit from the opportunities the Fellowships provide. This supports the scientific goals of SCAR and the international cooperation goal of COMNAP to develop and promote best practice in managing the support to Antarctic science. The fellowships enable the 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. If successful, it is envisioned that COMNAP will continue to be able to provide Fellowships in future years along with the SCAR Fellowships. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2011.

Rosemary Nash
Administrative Assistant
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Scott Polar Research Institute
Lensfield Road

Tel: +44 1223 336550
Fax: +44 1223 336549
Website: www.scar.org

Dr Helen Amanda Fricker
Associate Professor
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, California, USA
Tel: 858-534-6145 (w)
      619-993-3569 (cell)

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