2016 News

SCAR-COMNAP-APECS Fellowship Application webinar

4 April 2016:

SCAR COMNAP APECS logo towerJoin us for a webinar on our fellowships and tips for successful applications on April 18th at 1900 UTC.

Preparing a successful fellowship application is a skill. Often, lack of success with applications is not due to a poor research idea but comes down to the inability to express clearly and confidently, in writing, your research to someone else. Everyone’s writing skills can be improved and be made more effective. This mentoring activity is designed to help early-career persons with developing their fellowship-proposal writing skills. It is particularly meant for young researchers in countries with a small or just developing Antarctic research community that may not have adequate mentoring in their home institutions.

To register:
URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2658660171491906562
Webinar ID: 100-249-219

Participants will receive an email with the log-in link for the session once they have registered.

 Webinar Agenda:

  • Introduction to the SCAR/COMNAP Fellowships programme
  • Personal reflection by past Fellow on experience and impact of programme
  • Growth of programmes and current expectations
  • Assessment criteria for the programmes
  • What makes a successful application
  • Things to avoid
  • Q&A to panel for advice on proposal writing


Provisional speakers and panel members:

  • Prof Karin Lochte, Director, Alfred Wegener Institute, SCAR Vice President for CBET
  • Dr Michelle Rogan-Finnemore, Executive Secretary, COMNAP
  • Dr Mahlon (Chuck) Kennicutt II, ex-President of SCAR
  • Dr Kelly Kenison Falkner, Director, Division of Polar Programs, NSF
  • Prof Jane Francis, Director, British Antarctic Survey
  • Dr Renuka Badhe, Executive Secretary, European Polar Board, ex-SCAR Executive Officer
  • Dr Gerlis Fugmann, Executive Director, APECS
  • Dr David Walton, Editor, Antarctic Science
  • Prof Anna Wahlin, co-Chair SOOS
  • Dr Jenny Baeseman, SCAR Executive Director
  • Dr Eoghan Griffin, SCAR Executive Officer


For more information, see the detailed announcement.

We look forward to hearing from you on the webinar!