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Early Career Newsletter - March 2024

Arctic Early Career News

USAPECS + IARPC Early Career Forum

Periodically USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Community of Practice 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 Community of Practice 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 Community of Practice 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: 


Andrew Christ, Tammy M Rittenour, Paul R Bierman, Benjamin A Keisling, Paul C Knutz, Tonny B Thomsen, Nynke Keulen, Julie C Fosdick, Sidney R Hemming, Jean-Louis Tison, Pierre-Henri Blard, Jørgen P Steffensen, Marc W Caffee, Lee B Corbett, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, David P Dethier, Alan J Hidy, Nicolas Perdrial, Dorothy M Peteet, Eric J Steig, Elizabeth K Thomas

“Deglaciation of northwestern Greenland during Marine Isotope Stage 11”

July 2023

Type: Paper

Keywords: Greenland


MacKenzie Jewell, Jennifer K. Hutchings, Cathleen A. Geiger

“Atmospheric highs drive asymmetric sea ice drift during lead opening from Point Barrow”

August 2023

Type: paper

Keywords: Arctic sea ice, breakup, Beaufort Sea, lead patterns, remote sensing 


Call for input: IARPC implementation plan

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is asking for input on Arctic research priorities for the next two years. IARPC is updating the implementation plan for the 2022-2026 Arctic Research Plan and is asking the community to help us celebrate our successes and accomplishments, highlight where we need to shift our attention, and suggest where new research deliverables may be needed. 

Join an informational webinar on March 18, 10am AKT:

UArctic Circumpolar Studies for Summer 2024 Course registration form

The Circumpolar Studies Program is very pleased to announce the summer registration for the June/July 2024 term.

There is a variety of courses being offered through multiple partner institutions.

The registration deadline: 1st April 2024

If you have any questions regarding registration and enrollment, please email

Future of Greenland ice Sheet Science (FOGSS) Workshop

The 2024 FOGSS Workshop will take place virtually and in-person at the University of Idaho, Moscow on April 3-4 with special workshops on April 5. Registration is currently open and runs through March 15th. Limited travel support is available to participants—for first consideration, please express your interest in travel support by March 8th via the registration page.

The purpose of FOGSS is to “identify the guiding goal for the Future of Greenland ice Sheet Science as well as map the big missions necessary to achieve this guiding goal.” The workshop includes open discussions as well as an opportunity for researchers to present their work to their peers. 

For more information and registration:

Workshop Date: April 3-4

Registration Deadline: March 15

Funding Opportunity: PSECCO's Spring 2024 Conference Travel Grant

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) invites applications for their Spring 2024 Conference Travel Grant. This award is open to early career researchers or K-12 educators based in the United States and affiliated with a U.S.-based institution.

Travel awards to attend and present polar-related work at a conference are open to polar early career scientists and educators. In this Spring 2024 funding cycle, PSECCO will be distributing $5,000 of awards. Applicants may request a reasonable amount of funding to support their travel to/from a conference, up to a value of $900 per person, with awards aimed at those with demonstrated financial need. An additional $100 is available for awardees who organize a PSECCO social event at the conference.

Application deadline: 15 March 2024

To apply, go to: Application webform

For more information, go to: PSECCO Travel Grant webpage

PSECCO 2024 Leadership Series Workshop 2

The Leadership Toolbox: Team-building and Navigating Conflict

In the second event in PSECCO's 2024 Leadership Workshop Series for polar early career researchers, we will focus on how to build an effective team and navigate through conflict when it arises. Learn effective conflict navigation strategies for working in field and lab teams from polar researchers having successfully worked through conflict, including tips for communication across team roles and utilizing early team discussions for trust and performance enhancement. The workshop will conclude with interactive role-playing scenarios to practice navigating through challenging scenarios.

Workshop Date/Time: Mar 13, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT

Register for the March workshop here.

Learn more about this workshop series here.

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