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30.06 - 01.08.2016
Palmer Station, Antarctic Peninsula
Contact person:
Dr. Deneb Karentz   

NSF Advanced Training Program in Antarctica for Early Career Scientists:

Biological Adaptations to Environmental Change

Course will be held in Antarctica in July 2016 (Austral winter)

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring the 10th Antarctic Biology Training Program at Palmer Station, Antarctic Peninsula, in July 2016. This is an international program, open to all nationalities. Applications are invited from (1) graduate students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program, (2) postdoctoral researchers, and (3) early-career faculty-level research scientists who are interested in the study of current and predicted environmental change and the biological adaptations of polar organisms. (Note: Applicants in categories 2 and 3 above must be within five years of having completed their Ph.D. degree. All participants must be able to pass the US Antarctic Program’s physical and dental deployment requirements.)

The emphasis of the 2016 Antarctic Biology Course will be on integrative biology, using a combination of laboratory-, field- and ship-based projects focused on biological adaptations of polar organisms to environmental change. A diverse team of instructors will offer participants the opportunity to study a wide range of Antarctic organisms (e.g., bacteria, algae, invertebrates, and fish), as well as study several different levels of biological analysis (spanning molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, ecology, and evolution).

For more information, see the Call For Applications and visit the course website.

Course Directors:
Dr. Donal T. Manahan, University of Southern California (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Dr. Deneb Karentz, University of San Francisco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (main contact for questions from applicants)

Course Website: https://www.usfca.edu/arts-sciences/antarctic-biology-training-program

Online Application: http://goo.gl/forms/aoNP63pRhF

Deadline for receipt of completed applications: January 25, 2016.