The Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at Sea Ice Interfaces (BEPSII) is an open network for international knowledge exchange and aims to quantify the role of sea ice in polar ecosystem services – from biodiversity impacts to climate change – and communicate these globally-relevant issues. BEPSII is now offering at least 4000 € funding to support early career scientists in research collaborations and exchanges. Awarded funding must be spent by the end of 2021, but the resulting activities can extend into 2022. The number of grants awarded and the amount of money given in each grant will depend on the number and quality of the applications received. To apply, please submit a proposal that is no longer than 2 pages and includes: your name, current affiliation, and career stage, as well as: 1) a description of what you would like to do; 2) how it would benefit your research and/or career development; 3) the name(s), affiliation(s), and contributions of your collaborator(s); 4) a proposed timeline; and 5) an estimate of total cost. to Giulia Castellani and Odile Crabeck by 10 September, 2021, and the decision is expected to be made before the end of September. Questions can be addressed to Giulia, Odile, and/or Lisa Miller.

BEPSII is supported by the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) and the Climate and Cryosphere program (CliC) as a long-lived activity, and received endorsement from the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) in 2016 as well as workshop support from the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

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