SCAR is pleased to announce the launch of its 'Visiting Professor Scheme'. | POGO

SCAR is pleased to announce the launch of its 'Visiting Professor Scheme'.

The scheme is designed to encourage the active involvement of scientists and academics in Antarctic research, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research.

The Visiting Professorship is for mid- to late-career stage scientists and academics (at least 5 years after completing their PhD) who are involved in Antarctic research, providing the opportunity for them to undertake a short-term visit (1 to 4 weeks) to an institute in another SCAR member country, to provide training and mentoring. 

The ultimate goal of the scheme is to strengthen the scientific research capacity of countries with smaller or less well-developed Antarctic research programmes, promoting capacity building in the host institute and developing long-term scientific links and partnerships which will lead to advances in Antarctic research. 

The Visiting Professor Scheme is seen to complement the early-career SCAR Fellowship Scheme ( by providing scientists and academics with the opportunity to intensify collaboration amongst SCAR member countries and to contribute to SCAR’s objectives.The scheme provides awards of up to USD 2500 each, covering the cost of an international return flight and some contribution towards living expenses for the visiting period. Some commitment is required from the candidate's home institute (or the candidate themselves, if retired) and the proposed host institute.  Up to four awards will be made this year, decided by competitive selection.

Full information on the scheme, including details of the application process and the criteria on which applications will be assessed, is available from: 


The closing date for applications is Friday 16th August 2013.


Please email with any queries about the scheme.

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