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Arctic Early Career News - July 2022

Arctic Early Career News

USAPECS + IARPC Early Career Forum

Periodically USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum will share research from, and opportunities for, early career researchers working in the polar regions. This regular round-up aims to highlight and celebrate the work being done by early career researchers in Arctic research. If you have information you would like to submit, please see the link below.

Are you or do you know an early career researcher who has recently published work related to the Arctic? We at USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum want to highlight your work! Please fill out this form with any Arctic publications, webinars, posters, etc. and we will share on the IARPC Early Career Forum and with our USAPECS Twitter followers. Anyone who identifies as early career is eligible to submit! Any questions? Email for more information. Submit documents here:


Heather Sauyaq Jean Gordon and Travis W. M. Roberts. “Missing or Murdered Indigenous People: Culturally Based Prevention Strategies”.

Date of Publication: January 2021.

Keywords: culture as a protective factor, missing and murdered Indigenous people, restorative justice, social connectedness

Type: Paper

Twitter: @HeatherJ_Gordon

John Read and Bryan Grimwood. “Ecotourism development through culturally sensitive universalism”

Date of Publication: September 2021

Keywords: Cultural Sensitivity, Codes of Conduct, Gjoa Haven, Northwest Passage, Ecotourism

Type: Chapter

Twitter: @JohnBReadIV

Ranjan Datta. “Decolonizing both researcher and research and its effectiveness in Indigenous research.”

Date of Publication: 2018

Keywords: Decolonization, Research, Rethink

Type: Paper


PSECCO / NSF Office of Polar Programs Chat with a Program Officer, for Early Career Scientists

On July 12, the Polar Science Early Career Community Office invites you to attend a call with National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs (OPP) program officers, specifically designed for early career polar scientists. Attend to meet OPP program managers, learn the basics behind what program officers do, how they can be helpful in relation to the funding proposal process, and ask them any questions you may have. Register here.

PSECCO Conference Travel Grants

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) is opening the PSECCO Conference Travel Grant Program to polar early career scientists and educators who need funding to attend an international or domestic conference at which they intend to present polar science-related content. Travel funding grants aim to support polar early career scientists and educators with demonstrated financial need. In this funding cycle, PSECCO will be distributing $7,000 to applicants; applicants may request a reasonable amount of funding to support their travel to/from a polar conference, up to a value of $1,000 per person. The deadline by which to apply is August 14, 2022 at 11.59pm MT. PSECCO will open another round of conference travel funding in spring 2023.

To apply for travel funding support, please fill out this application form. Questions can be accessed in the attached document for ease of filling the application out.

APECS Oceania Winter Series: Next Steps in Your Polar Journey

What’s your next move? Maybe you’re looking at a Master’s degree, PhD or international postdoc position. Or perhaps you’re playing with other options - policy work, naturalist guiding on tourist ships or writing books for kids!

Making decisions can be tough, but we don’t have to do it alone. The APECS Oceania community is filled with students, researchers and polar professionals at various stages of their polar journey, with a wealth of experience to share.

Join us to share your questions, throw around some ideas and tap into the collective wisdom in our interactive workshop on Thursday, 21 July from 10:30 AEST/12:30 NZST for a 1 hour catch up.

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