JOINT CALL FOR PROPOSALS - APPLY NOW!
The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) and the Antarctic Science Platform are jointly calling for research proposals for three types of grant (ca.$10-20k each):
- NZARI Early Career Researcher Seed Grant
- Antarctic Science Platform Early Career Researcher Capability Fund
- Antarctic Science Platform Data Analysis Fund
Only one proposal per applicant will be accepted in the joint NZARI-Antarctic Science Platform call for proposals. The applicant must select from one of the three funds, and the same project may not be submitted to more than one fund.
For more information on 1. NZARI Early Career Researcher Seed Grant, please click here.
For more information on 2. Antarctic Science Platform Early Career Researcher Capability Fund and 3. Antarctic Science Platform Data Analysis Fund, please click here.
The application deadline is Monday 16 September 2019, at 5pm.
SCOTT BASE UPDATE
Antarctica New Zealand is excited to have this season’s Scott Base staff join our team this week for their pre-deployment training. It’s great to have a mixture of people who are new to Scott Base along with returnees who are looking forward to sharing their experience.
We’re also currently on the 12th day of delays for Winfly, so the team at Scott Base are patiently awaiting their long-overdue delivery of fresh fruit and vegies. Fingers crossed for some good weather in Antarctica soon!
ANTARCTIC SCIENCE PLATFORM MANAGER
Thanks Mel and welcome Caroline!
We extend a huge thank you to Melissa Climo for her excellent work to support the Antarctic Science Platform in its establishment phase. Mel has done a tremendous job negotiating research contracts and developing research management systems and processes, all of which stand us in good stead to support an exciting suite of research projects. We are very grateful for all your hard work Mel, and wish you all the best with your next endeavours.
As the Antarctic Science Platform enters its next phase, we are delighted to welcome Caroline Pratt to the Science Team at Antarctica New Zealand. Caroline has extensive research management experience, and will apply her expertise in managing large, complex research programmes to support the Platform. She will join us in mid-September and is looking forward to building on the excellent work done by Mel.
ANTARCTIC SCIENCE PLATFORM NEWS
It is great to see the Antarctic Science Platform’s vision of a dynamic and integrated New Zealand Antarctic research community kicking into gear with a constructive and collaborative workshop held in Wellington earlier this month. As the Platform continues to develop, we look forward to broadening the community, fostering new collaborations and welcoming new Antarctic researchers.
Ross Sea Collaboration Workshop
The Antarctic Science Platform leadership team has recently returned from the International Ross Sea Collaboration and Coordination Workshop in Korea, co-chaired and organised by the US National Science Foundation, Korea Polar Research Institute and Nancy Bertler.
The aim of the workshop was to discuss scientific goals, projects and opportunities to collaborate with national programmes operating in the Ross Sea over the next decade. There are plans in place to make the well-attended meeting an annual occurrence.
There was a huge response to the call for modelling fellowships, with a strong field of highly qualified applicants. We look forward to announcing the fellows soon.