UPLOAD APPLICATION

The online application is now available. This is the only way to make an application for the Antarctic Science Bursary.
Antarctic Science bursary application form.doc
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Antarctic Science bursary additional supervisor form.doc
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The Antarctic Science International Bursary are awards of up to £5000, made annually to support the development of the careers of promising young scientists, working in any field of Antarctic science, and from any country. The purpose of the award is to broaden the scope of an existing research project, especially for postdoctoral studies, through:

a) funding extra field or laboratory work,
b) purchasing/contributing towards the cost of a key piece of equipment, or
c) funding international collaboration


How to apply:

i) Download the Word document application form (link on the left of this page). Fill in the relevant parts for applicants (the boxes with a blue background). Once the fields are complete to your satisfaction please date and sign.

ii) The document should then be emailed over to your supervisor or line manager to verify and so they can fill in the supervisor section (Please note that some email spam filters automatically reject .doc attachments). Once this section is complete the supervisor also needs to sign and date the document. Without both parts properly signed the application cannot be accepted. When signed and dated it should be returned to the applicant for submission to our website. If you have more than one supervisor then please provide your second supervisor with the shorter Antarctic Science bursary additional supervisor form.doc form.

ii) Collect all other relevant information in an electronic format as specified in the REQUIREMENTS section below. Please submit all information collated as a single Word file or pdf.

iv) Register with the Antarctic Science Bursary through the website registration page. Once registered you can login and upload the files to support your application. You will also be able to update your contact details.

v) Once you have uploaded your files and are satisfied that they are complete and that you need to make no further changes you can submit your application through the members area of the website.

REQUIREMENTS:
- The title and a brief description of their existing research project, in no more than 500 words, plus references and no more than two supporting illustrations.
- A concise description of the extended research or visit for which the bursary will be used, in no more than 600 words, plus references and no more than two supporting illustrations. Applicants should make clear the relevance of the proposed research, equipment or visit to undertake field research and indicate the aims and proposed deliverables, make clear the broader implications of the study and provide a short summary for the non-specialist. If experimental work is proposed it should have a clear testable hypothesis
- A budget justifying the money requested and a statement as to why the funding is not available from elsewhere. Please give details of any other applications for funding.
- A statement of endorsement by their supervisor or line manager, including a statement to the effect that the application is extra to work already approved or funded. The applicant must attach a brief CV and a select bibliography of their publications.

CONDITIONS:
- Applicants normally need to be enrolled in a PhD or normally employed as an early career researcher, with payment normally being to an institutional account.
- Applications must be submitted on a standard Antarctic Science Bursary form, which may be downloaded from this website. Applicants are recommended to embed all their documents within a single Word file or pdf for ease of transmission. Repeat applications will only be considered if a paper has already been submitted to Antarctic Science.
- Bursary funds will not be provided for conference attendance nor for the salary of the applicant. It is suggested that applicants contact national operators for current costs of air travel associated with Antarctic field work as these can vary greatly.
- Applications must be submitted to arrive at the Antarctic Science Office, no later than 2400 GMT on March 31st of each year. Allowance will not be made for late submission from other time zones. Any applications received after the closing date will not be considered for an award in the stated year. Applicants will normally be notified of the outcome before June 1st of the award year.
- Applications will be assessed by the Board of Directors, seeking advice as necessary. The Board will reach its decisions based on fit to the aims of the scheme, quality of science, likelihood of success, cost/benefit and timeliness.
- A condition of acceptance of the ANTARCTIC SCIENCE Career Development Bursary is that the recipient must undertake to offer to ANTARCTIC SCIENCE a first- or lead-author paper on the outcomes of the science for which the Bursary was awarded or from science activity associated with it. In addition the recipient must acknowledge the award in presentations and publications.
- A condition of acceptance of the ANTARCTIC SCIENCE Career Development Bursary is that the recipient must undertake to offer to ANTARCTIC SCIENCE a first- or lead-author paper on the outcomes of the science for which the Bursary was awarded or from science activity associated with it. In addition the recipient must acknowledge the award in presentations and publications.
- If an applicant subsequently receives adequate grant funding from elsewhere they are required to return the ANTARCTIC SCIENCE Bursary.
- The proposal will be judged on three principal criteria - science quality (including topicality and novelty), feasibility (incorporating both track record of the applicant and likelihood of success) and value for money.
- The decision of the Antarctic Science Board is final and no correspondence will be entered into.