Sam Bamford at the first sunrise of 2018 winter By Alice Coombes

Opportunities Fund

The Antarctic Science Platform Opportunities Fund is a $1,000,000 research fund that provides individual grants of up to $100,000 for research.

The Fund

The mandate of the Antarctic Science Platform is to conduct excellent science to understand Antarctica’s impact on the global earth system, and how this might change in a +2°C (Paris Agreement) world.

The aim of the fund is to support researchers taking advantage of unexpected, high priority opportunities that are not supported by other means.

Such opportunities could leverage an important capability, a substantial international effort or contribute a unique and critical New Zealand perspective. The proposed project must deliver excellent science that is closely aligned with the Platform mandate and will make important and relevant contributions towards the ASP impact statements. The full terms of reference, application details and more information can be found here

How to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed by international peer-review involving the distinguished Independent Science Panel and the Platform Leadership Team, with the final investment decision made by the Platform Steering Group.

To apply please contact Platform Director Nancy Bertler, or Programme Leaders Tim Naish and Ian Hawes directly to discuss the project in the first instance.

For any additional questions please contact Antarctic Science Platform Manager, Caroline Pratt

Other opportunities

9 April 2020

Two new PhD opportunities with Project Three

The Antarctic Science Platform is thrilled to offer two new PhD opportunities associated with Project Three, projecting Ross Sea Region ecosystem changes in a warming world. The first PhD project is looking at the impact of regio… Read More

10 March 2020

PhD Scholarship: Distribution modelling of Antarctic species

Another PhD opportunity is available with Project Three, this time based at the University of Canterbury. The Tonkin Lab is looking for a student to develop and apply process-explicit species distribution models and various other… Read More

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