The scheme is directed at mid- to late-career scientists and academics whose work contributes to the scientific objectives of SCAR, offering the opportunity for them to undertake a short-term visit (from one to four weeks) to another SCAR member country to provide training and mentoring. Awards provide a contribution to an international return flight and some living expenses for the visiting period.
Awards are granted to individuals based on competitive criteria and enable successful candidates to contribute their experience towards strengthening the scientific research capacity of nations with smaller or less well-developed Antarctic research programmes. The ultimate goal of the scheme is to promote capacity building in the host institute and to develop long-term scientific links and partnerships leading to advances in Antarctic research.
The three winners for 2014 are:
Mario De Stefano (from Italy, visiting Chile)
Carme Huguet (from Spain, visiting South Africa)
Kevin Hall (from Canada, visiting South Africa)
Please join us in congratulating the awardees, and wishing them a fruitful visit to their host country!