The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) are excited to announce the recipients of the 2023 IASC Fellowship Program. 

Eight successful early career researchers were identified for all available fellowships. APECS very kindly coordinated the application and review process; recommendations from APECS based on the review process were delivered for final selection to the IASC Working Group Chairs and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation leadership. The reviewers were impressed by the excellent quality of the applications. 

The 2023 IASC Fellows are: 

  • Rémy Lapere (France) – Atmosphere Working Group  | Expertise: chemistry-transport modeling, aerosols, air pollution
  • Armina Soleymani (Canada) – Cryosphere Working Group  | Expertise: Sea ice, Satellite image processing, Remote sensing
  • Lisa Winberg von Friesen (Denmark) – Marine Working Group  | Expertise: marine/sea ice biogeochemistry, nitrogen fixation, microbial ecology
  • Alison Perrin (Canada) – Social Human Working Group  | Expertise: science policy; climate change adaptation; human-environment relationships
  • Eda Ayaydin (France) - IASC-PA2F Fellow, Social Human Working Group  | Expertise: Arctic geopolitics, indigenous politics, sovereignty, governance
  • Naja Carina Steenholdt (Denmark) - Social Human Working Group,  Indigenous Fellow | Expertise: quality of life, living conditions, Greenland
  • Archana Dayal (UK) - IASC-PA2F Fellow, Terrestrial Working Group  | Expertise: Glacial ecosystem, Biogeochemistry, Microbial ecology
  • Megan Wilcots (USA) – Terrestrial Working Group  | Expertise: terrestrial ecosystem ecology, carbon cycling, nitrogen cycling

The IASC Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for early-career researchers to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. 

The IASC Fellows engage in the work of the IASC Working Groups (WGs): AtmosphereCryosphereMarineSocial & Human, and Terrestrial. Since 2020, IASC has expanded its Fellowship Program to include space specifically for Arctic early career Indigenous scholars by awarding at least one additional IASC Indigenous Fellowship per year. The Indigenous Fellow can choose which IASC WG to get engaged in. 

At times, IASC also offers special joint Fellowships in cooperation with other partners, which this year is the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F)

  • IASC-PA2F Fellowship: As part of the Polar Initiative with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, two of the IASC Fellowships 2023 are generously funded by the foundation. This fellowship was offered for the first time for 2023.

The next round of applications will open in September 2023. 

More information about the IASC Fellowship Program can be found here.




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