SCAR COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowship, 2014

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The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research invites applications for research fellowships available for researchers from a COMNAP member National Antarctic Programme country. Fellowship will allow researchers to undertake short-term visits to major international laboratories, field facilities, and/or institutes in or operated by other COMNAP member National Antarctic Programmes (different from applicant’s (a) country of origin and current country of residence). One or two COMNAP Fellowships up to US$15,000 will be awarded. Applications should be submitted till 4th June 2014.. COMNAP is the international independent organisation of National Antarctic Programmes. Formed in 1988, COMNAP has as its goal to develop and promote best practice in managing the support of scientific research in Antarctica. The COMNAP Antarctic Research Fellowship is similar to the SCAR Fellowship Programme in that it is designed to encourage the active involvement of early career Antarctic researchers and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in the spirit of the Antarctic Treaty. Both Fellowship Programmes allow the selected Fellow to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term research linkages and international partnerships.. Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Current Postgraduate/PhD researcher or 5 years from finishing the highest degree obtained;
· Visiting a facility in or run by a COMNAP member’s country, which is different from applicant’s (a) country of origin (which should be a COMNAP member country) and (b) current country of residence;
· Should contribute to one or more objectives of the home or host National Antarctic Programme, fit within COMNAP’s goals and purpose (would welcome applicants from Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Communication and Outreach, and Medicine).
Benefits of the scholarship:  The award will be 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 home country (domestic travel, visa costs, etc.), and the host institute will waive any bench fees that they might normally charge. One or two COMNAP Fellowships will be awarded in total, depending on the quality of the applications and the budget available.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Not Known
Number of scholarships:  One or two COMNAP Fellowships will be awarded in total, depending on the quality of the applications and the budget available.

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