The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), in collaboration with the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) has launched the search for its 2022 Antarctic Fellowship recipient. The $15,000 USD fellowship, funded by IAATO and now in its fourth year is an investment in the professional development of talented early career scientists and researchers and aims to further the understanding of human presence in Antarctica.
IAATO joins other Antarctic organisations in announcing fellowships today. COMNAP is also offering one fellowship with funding of up to USD $15,000 for 2022. Both the IAATO and COMNAP fellowships will enable early-career persons to work with a project team from another country, creating new opportunities and often partnerships that last for many years and over many Antarctic field seasons. The deadline for the COMNAP and IAATO fellowship applications is June 30, 2022.
Following the recent launch of the Polar Initiative the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has funded an additional Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) fellowship. As a result, SCAR will offer in total four to five fellowships of up to USD $15,000 each for 2022. The details for the SCAR scheme will be similar to previous years but with the opportunity for applicants to propose partly or entirely remote fellowships to reflect the impact of Covid19-related travel restrictions. The deadline for the SCAR fellowship applications is August 31, 2022.