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The SCAR Visiting Professor Scheme 2016

SCAR is pleased to announce the launch of its 'Visiting Professor Scheme 2016'.

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 research capacity of countries with smaller or less well-developed Antarctic research programmes, promoting capacity building in the host institute and developing long-term 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.  

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

or follow the link from the SCAR home page.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 June 2016.

Queries about the scheme should be sent to