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SCAR General News

1fellowship logoThe Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is pleased to announce the 2018 Fellowship awardees. This year, a total of 49 applications were received for the Fellowships, which are for up to US$15,000 each. Five SCAR Fellowships will be awarded in this round, the details for each of this years Fellows are listed below: 




Lettie Roach from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand who will visit University of North Carolina, USA, for her project entitled -

The influence of nonlinear physical processes on the seasonal cycle of Antarctic sea ice




Mónica Luján Remedios De León from the University of the Republic, Uruguay who will visit the British Antarctic Survey, UK, hor her poject entitled - 

Development of a non-native species management plan: Trichocera maculipennis (Meigen, 1818) (Diptera: Trichoceridae) on King George Island, South Shetland Islands
Mónica also becomes the fourth 2018 Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellow, funded from the Prix Biodiversite awarded to SCAR in 2013.





Pamela Santibáñez from the Instituto Antartico Chileno, Chile who will visit Desert Research Institute, USA, for her project entitled - 

Microbes within deep ice cores: Unravelling the microbial responses to climatic and ecosystem processes




Abhilash Nair from the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India who will visit GNS Science, New Zealand, for his project entitled - 

Pleistocene-Holocene variability in ACC strength and Agulhas leakage intensity




Bruno Fusaro from the Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina who will visit Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain, for his project entitled -

Molecular and epidemiological diagnosis of parasitic diseases in Pygoscelid penguins in the context of global climate change




SCAR has been offering scientific fellowships to early career scientists since 2003. The Fellowships support the scientific goals of SCAR, enabling 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.

Since 2003, 61 SCAR Fellowships have been awarded.