SCAR launches Science Group Fellowship Programme

The SCAR Science Group Fellowship Programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early and mid-career researchers in the work of the permanent, disciplinary Science Groups (SGs) to mentor potential future SCAR leaders and promote professional development.

A fellow will be assigned to each of the three SGs – Geosciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences (see also the SCAR organizational chart). This fellowship programme is funded for two years. 

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The programme is for researchers from SCAR member countries (full or associate). PhD students or those within ten years of having completed a PhD on the day of the deadline for applications can apply. In special cases, this ten-year period may be extended. You must contact the SCAR Secretariat ( at least three weeks before the application deadline if you would like to be considered for an exception to the ten-year window.

Prior work with SCAR is not a requirement to apply, but any involvement with SCAR should be included in the application. Researchers from countries with developing Antarctic programmes (e.g., SCAR Associate Member countries) are encouraged to apply. 

All applications must be made through the online application form. You may only apply for a fellowship to one SG. Applicants will also need a letter of support from their current research supervisor. The letter should address the qualifications of the applicant, and indicate that the supervisor understands and approves of the extra activity involved in undertaking the fellowship. 

Online Application Form
Letters of Support

Submit applications before December 18 2023