SCAR XXXII IP15: The Visiting Professor Scheme
Title: SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme (draft)
Authors: R Badhe, R Ravindra
Introduction/ Background: The Visiting Professorship is for mid- to late career stage scientists and academics, whose work contributes to the scientific objectives of SCAR, and complements the SCAR Fellowship scheme. This Scheme is similar to Visiting Professor schemes run by our sister organisation, SCOR
Recommendations/Actions and Justification: Delegates are asked to consider the draft of this new scheme and comment as appropriate.
Expected Benefits/Outcomes: The main goal of the scheme is to promote capacity building in the host institute, develop long-term scientific links and partnerships, leading to advances in Antarctic research. The scheme provides mid- to late career stage scientists and academics the opportunity to contribute to SCAR’s objectives and become actively involved in Antarctic research.
Budget Implications: For 2011-12, India has voluntarily contributed USD10,000 for starting this scheme, and from 2013 Delegates are asked to consider funding this scheme to USD 5,000 annually.