The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), have the pleasure of announcing the start of the 2021 IASC Fellowship Program. APECS very kindly coordinated the application and review process; recommendations from APECS based on the review process were delivered for final selection to the IASC Secretariats and IASC WG Chairs. Six successful early career researchers were identified from 47 applicants for the IASC Fellowships. The reviewers were impressed by the excellent quality of the applications.
The 2021 IASC Fellows are:
- Hélène Angot, Atmosphere WG (Switzerland) | Expertise: trace gases, atmospheric chemistry, surface-atmosphere exchange
- Greta Wells, Cryosphere WG (USA) | Expertise: glacial outburst floods; glacier environmental change; geomorphology
- Neelu Singh, Marine WG (Norway) | Expertise: Microplastics, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Svalbard
- Victoria Qutuuq Buschman, Marine WG / Indigenous Fellow (Greenland / USA) | Expertise: Conservation Biology
- Wayne Clark, Social & Human WG (Canada) | Expertise: Inuit research methodology, Inuit health education, cultural safety
- Ivan Alekseev, Terrestrial WG (Russia) | Expertise: permafrost soils; organic matter; environmental contamination
The IASC Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for early-career researchers to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. The is meant to engage early-career researchers in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. Since 2020, IASC has expanded its Fellowship Program to include space specifically for Arctic early career Indigenous scholars by awarding one additional IASC Indigenous Fellowship per year. The Indigenous Fellow can choose which IASC WG to get engaged in.
More information about the IASC Fellowship Program can be found here.