Jobs & Opportunities

Fellowships, scholarships, funding opportunities, training courses and jobs come an go frequently. There is a plethora of sponsors and institutes for the early career polar scientist who advertise these opportunities. An idea is to follow APECS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter, and to check out the Links & Supporters.

APECS International

For current jobs and opportunities, please see the APECS International – Job Board website for more information.

Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR)

SCAR has many research groups under different streams of study. Each of these research groups have their own websites, Facebook accounts and mailing lists. The benefit for following these groups include receiving information about funding, scholarships, training courses and other opportunities.

SCAR is also looking for volunteers for the Southern Ocean Diet and Energetics Database. Volunteering requires data entry of scientific findings into a single database for access by future research. If you are interested, please visit the SCAR – SO-Diet and Energetics website and contact Ben Raymond (

SCAR Fellowships

SCAR initiated the Fellowship Programme in 2002. The aim is to encourage the active involvement of early career scientists in Antarctic scientific research and to build new connections and further strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Since the initiation of the programme, 56 SCAR Fellowships have been awarded. Three of these fellowships were awarded jointly with our partner Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) between 2011-2015. From 2015, a Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship is awarded annually, initially financed by funds from the Prix Biodiversité of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation awarded to SCAR.

For further information, click here.

XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences

Abstract submission for the XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES 2019) is open on until 31 March 2019.

Click here for further information or to submit an abstract.

Antarctic Science International Bursaries 2019

The ASI Bursary supports the careers of young scientists working in Antarctic Science and is open to applicants from anywhere in the world.  Grants of up to £6000 are awarded to extend the scope of an existing research project through:

  • Funding extra field or laboratory work
  • purchasing/contributing towards the cost of a key piece of equipment
  • Funding International collaboration or the learning of new skills

The deadline is 24:00 on the 16th March 2019 (GMT). 

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD or employed as an early career researcher (up to 10 years after PhD).

To support applicants, the UKPN in coordination with APECS are running two webinar sessions in which applicants can speak to people on the bursary panel and past recipients.

For further information and to register for a webinar, click here.

Fullbright Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens across all career stages as well as professional staff with extensive relevant experience.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational collaboration, cultural understanding and the exchange of ideas. It is the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world supporting more than 370,000 scholarships worldwide, and over 5,000 scholarships between Australia and the U.S. creating a vibrant, dynamic and interconnected network of Alumni.

This year there are close to 100 awards primarily available for projects that will have a tangible impact on the lives of Australians, whether that be through medical research, business, or the arts.

Awards are available to:

  • Postgraduate students wanting to complete part of their Australian program in the U.S.
  • Students seeking to complete a full U.S. masters
  • PhD students wanting to complete research in the U.S. as part of their Australian PhD program
  • Students seeking to complete a full PhD program in the U.S.
  • Postdoctoral candidates seeking to do research
  • Professionals (with 10 years relevant experience) seeking to undertake research or training in the U.S.
  • Associate or full Professors seeking to undertake research or training in the U.S.

All awards include either full or partial tuition/researcher fee allowances, generous living stipend, return flights to the U.S. and more.

A Fulbright is a wonderful opportunity to take your career to the next level.

Interested candidates are welcome to visit for more information or contact the Australian Fulbright Commission via

University of Tasmania (UTas) and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Volunteers

Volunteers at the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Hobart, Tasmania, are occasionally required to assist on projects. IMAS Volunteers have a Facebook page with news, posts and call outs.