Antarctic Science Travel Funding

Thanks to support that APECS received from Antarctic Science Ltd., APECS is happy to announce the availability of travel funding for early career Antarctic researchers.

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We will offer a limited number of partial awards to present Antarctic research at conferences through October 15, 2016, including the SCAR Open Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur in August 2016.

To apply, please fill out this online application form. Application deadline is on 6 May 2016 at 23:59 GMT. Late applications cannot be considered this time.

If you have questions, please contact . A word version of the form is available upon request if you have problems accessing the online form.

Are you attending the SCAR Open Science Conference 2016? The APECS workshop on 21 August is now open for registration. You can find more information on the workshop website.



It’s that time of year again – Elections for the 2016 APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be held in December!

Do you want to join the APECS Oceania Executive Committee?

It’s easy! All you need to do is provide us with:

  • A basic biographical information (name, institution, contact details, country of residence and origin),
  • A brief bio sketch about yourself (e.g. research theme and interests, your hobbies, etc.),
  • A photo of yourself that we can use for the APECS website,
  • The names and contact details of two referees, and
  • A short statement detailing
    • Why you are interested in serving on the APECS Executive Committee;
    • How you would like to contribute to APECS as a member of the APECS Executive Committee.

What is the timeline for the election?

The 2016 APECS Executive Committee elections follow a strict timeline.

19th November 2015 Announcement of APECS Executive Committee Elections sent out

19th – 30th November 2015: Accepting nominations

To be eligible, you must reside in Australia or New Zealand and be a member of APECS Oceania. Not a member? Join today

Applications for the APECS Oceania Executive Committee will be accepted from 30th November 2015. Please email your application as one PDF to

APECS Webinar: “Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language

 APECS online webinar is pleased to introduce the last webinar of the 2014-2015 series:“Tell me more!”: Connecting with Lay Readers through Plain Language.

May 6, 3:00pm GMT

Registration URL: Click Here

1) Would you like to share your research with popular audiences?

2) Do you find it challenging to write lay summaries for grant applications?

This webinar should help you better respond to both of these situations: in it I outline the basic principles of plain language—simplicity, brevity, and clarity—and show you how to achieve them in writing. We will work with examples from your areas of expertise to illustrate how to apply these principles to scientific discourse. You should leave this webinar with a clear understanding of how to apply these principles to your own writing to communicate effectively with non-specialist readers.

If you would like to see worked examples from your own writing, please email a manuscript draft or publication to, and I will use some of your text in my illustrations.

Heather Graves is a professor at the university of Alberta working in the following areas: Rhetoric, writing studies, technical communication, business and professional communication. Her specialties are the rhetoric of science, writing studies in Canada, writing theory and pedagogy.

Webinars are interactive presentations and workshops, for which APECS uses the online conferencing program “GoToMeeting”. This live presentation platform allows participants to hear the presentation, see the power points slides and interact via chat box with the presenter the entire time. Webinars allow people to connect and participant in high quality research and skill training discussions from the comfort of their desk!

How to participate? Register and reserve your spot: here

For more information about this Webinar, contact On behalf of APECS, let me thank-you for attending this Webinar

APECS Oceania

Welcome to the webpage for APECS Oceania, the national committee in Australia and New Zealand for the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. This is the place to keep up to date with announcements about committee activities, research vacancies, scholarship opportunities, conferences, news features, and other articles showcasing polar science in action – with a special focus on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean!
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