Application for both schemes:
This year, applications should be completed on-line by 4 June 2014.
Any questions should be directed to:
1. for the SCAR Fellowship Scheme, the SCAR Secretariat (email email@example.com)
2. for the COMNAP Fellowship Scheme, the COMNAP Secretariat (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The proposal texts should make it absolutely clear what activities will be carried out, what will be achieved, what deliverables will ensue (e.g. papers, technologies), at what cost, and in what time frame. Guidelines for preparing the proposal are given in Section 8 of the Application form.
In order to apply, candidates will be required to first contact and liaise with appropriate host Antarctic projects or programmes in order to secure the support and mentorship of an active research team capable of including them in their own research programme.
Elements of the Application form:
1. Application Form – Applicant to fill in;
2. Research Proposal – Prepared following guidelines given in Section 8 of the instructions;
3. Home Institute Referee;
4. Host Institute Referee;
Evaluation for both schemes:
A scientific review panel chaired by a representative of the SCAR Capacity Building, Education and Training Committee and in addition comprising a member of the SCAR Executive Committee, a member of the COMNAP Executive Committee, the Chief Officers of the three Standing Scientific Groups or their Alternates; and the Executive Officer will evaluate all proposals on the basis of the scientific excellence of the proposed research. This evaluation will also take into consideration factors such as:
§ its importance and timeliness;
§ its achievability within the time frame allotted;
§ the extent to which links have already been established with the proposed host institution;
§ the extent to which it will strengthen the scientific research capacity of nations with smaller or less well-developed Antarctic research programmes;
§ its 'fit' with SCAR's place in science and with SCAR's scientific directions; and for COMNAP, its fit with COMNAP's goals and objectives.
Completion of Fellowship:
At the end of each Fellowship, each candidate must provide a report to be published on the SCAR and/or COMNAP websites. Reports should cover the accomplishments and a budgetary report. These reports will be tabled and discussed at the COMNAP AGM. The SCAR and/or COMNAP Fellowship scheme should be acknowledged in any resulting publications.