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400 stipends distributed to early career polar scientists

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Yesterday 400 applicants got their Oslo stipends. Early career scientists are granted free lodging and reduced conference fee. One third of them had accepted within 24 hours.

The list of recipients is dominated by Canada and USA (147), Russia (47) and European polar nations (Germany, UK, Norway, Poland - 96). More than 60% of the recipients are women.

Remarkable process

Altogether 651 applications have been processed in record time, thanks to the stipend committee:

Sara Bowden, Barry Goodison, Øystein Hov, Mike Sparrow, Paul Cutler, Angelika Renner, Hugues Lantuit, Jeronimo Lopez, Dave Carlson, Jose Xavier, Heidi Swanson, Nazune Menka, Daniela Haase Liggett, and Mare Pit

Altogether 850 applications were submitted, but 200 were siphoned of to the PolarTEACHERS committee. They will announce their stipends on Monday.

The Director of APECS, Dr. Jenny Baeseman, is overly satisfied with the process and the outcome.NoneThe Director of APECS, Dr. Jenny Baeseman, is overly satisfied with the process and the outcome.- I am amazed by the number of applicants, the receptiveness of the reviewers to take on this huge task, and the fairness of the process, says Jenny Baeseman, director of APECS. - We have seen remarkable evenness amongst reviewer scores, and this shows that the evaluation criteria set froth by APECS and approved by the steering committee really held up strong. The dataset we have tells us a lot about where and how we should concentrate our efforts towards supporting the leaders of IPY 5 in 2032.

An unprecendented amount of support

- We are incredibly grateful to the Research Council of Norway for allotting funds for 400 stipends to early career researchers for this conference. This is an unprecedented amount of support for those of us starting our careers in polar research. Norway has taken a leading role internationally in supporting the future of polar research, writes Jenny Baeseman in the APECs letter to applicants.

Letters of acceptance is flooding in. - It is an honour to accept this award and I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the sponsor and for your support in making this possible, writes Chiu-Pih Tan, PhD Candidate at Lincoln University in New Zealand.  - That is fantastic news!  I would definitely like to accept the student stipend - and I look forward to the meeting in Oslo, writes Sheri Harper from Ontario.

Statistics

Stipends were given based on the % of applicants in each session. This assured that stipends were given to young researchers in each session of the conference and accurately reflected the energy and excitement of young researchers for the various topics in each session.

Breakdown by theme:

Theme 1 received 78 stipends (127 applied)
Theme 2 received 113 stipends (185 applied)
Theme 3 received 109 stipends (177 applied)
Theme 4 received 59 stipends (94 applied)
Theme 5 received 30 stipends (51 applied)
Theme 6 received 11 stipends (17 applied)

Breakdown by career

55% of the stipends went to PhD Students
22% to Postdoctoral researchers
10% to Masters Students 
4% to new faculty
4% to undergraduates
7% others

High percentage of women

63% of stipends were given to females
72% of female applicants that applied received stipends

Indigenous applicants

71% of Indigenous applicants received stipends

Breakdown by country

Country

# of Stipend Recipients by overall ranking

% of total stipends awarded by overall ranking

Total Eligible Applicants by Country

% of Applicants receiving award by Country

Canada

75

19%

109

69%

United States

72

18%

110

65%

Russian Federation

47

12%

60

78%

Germany

29

7%

47

62%

United Kingdom

25

6%

42

60%

Norway

24

6%

49

49%

New Zealand

18

5%

20

90%

Poland

18

5%

23

78%

Australia

8

2%

12

67%

Netherlands

8

2%

14

57%

Sweden

8

2%

17

47%

Brazil

7

2%

8

88%

France

6

2%

12

50%

Spain

6

2%

13

46%

South Africa

5

1%

6

83%

Finland

5

1%

8

63%

Portugal

5

1%

10

50%

Ukraine

4

1%

6

67%

Argentina

3

1%

4

75%

Chile

3

1%

5

60%

Japan

3

1%

6

50%

Belgium

3

1%

8

38%

Italy

3

1%

8

38%

Austria

2

1%

3

67%

China

2

1%

5

40%

Iceland

2

1%

5

40%

India

2

1%

10

20%

Greenland

1

0%

1

100%

Malaysia

1

0%

1

100%

Nepal

1

0%

1

100%

Romania

1

0%

2

50%

Uruguay

1

0%

3

33%

Switzerland

1

0%

4

25%

Denmark

1

0%

5

20%

Last updated: 12.02.2010