2014 Call Now Open!
The call for proposals for the 2014 – 2016 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship is now open!
Young researchers interested in conducting research at or near the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is Thursday April 10, 2014.
A joint initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation, the €150,000 research grant aims to promote scientific excellence in Antarctica and underscores the crucial role polar science plays in furthering our understanding of the Earth and how it functions.
You Could Be This Year's Laureate!
Since 2012, the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship has been open to applicants from any country around the world.
Applicants must be either doctoral researchers or researchers who have completed their PhD within the past 10 years.
Please note that the successful applicant will continue to work at their current research organisation.
Applicants should submit an original research proposal for a project which will include field campaigns operating from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station (located in Dronning Maud Land in East Antarctica at 71.57°S 23.20°E) during two austral summers (2014–15 and 2015–16).
Due to potential research opportunities available in the vicinity of the station, applicants must submit an original research proposal in one of the four following disciplines:
- atmospheric sciences
- microbiology (excluding marine microbiology)
Research proposals will be evaluated based on the project’s scientific value, the soundness of its methodology, its feasibility, and its originality.
Specifics concerning the eligibility criteria and selection procedures are detailed in the information file in the application package.
Learn about the 2012 Fellowship laureate's experience and listen to advice he gives to applicants for this year's Fellowship.
Ready to Apply?
To apply for the Fellowship, applicants must submit by e-mail both the submission file and the financial annex, both of which are available in the application package; otherwise the application will not be considered. All submissions must be in English.
The application package also contains supplementary documents that give further information about the Fellowship, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, and research possibilities in the vicinity of the station.
Please also pass information on this call on to interested colleagues. You are more than welcome to display the promotional poster for the 2014 Fellowship call as well.
Questions? Contact Us!
If you have any questions about the application procedure, the financial aspects, the facilities at the station and research environment, or anything else, we encourage you to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous laureates of the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship have been:
- 2012: German glaciologist Dr. Reinhard Drews, based at the Glaciology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), received the grant for the Be:Wise research project, which investigates how the potential disintegration of Antarctic floating ice shelves could contribute to increased ice flow from inland glaciers, and a resulting rise in global sea levels.
- 2010: Dr. Steven Goderis from the Department of Geology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) received the grant for his Micrometa project, which aims to gain better insight into the origin and the evolution of planets and our solar system through the study of micrometeorites.
- 2008: Dr. Elie Verleyen from the Laboratory of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology at Ghent University for his research project Delaqua received the grant to study the deglaciation history and past changes in ice-sheet thickness and climate in the Sør Rondane Massif in East Antarctica during the Late Quaternary.
Please note that in 2008 and 2010, the Fellowship was only open to Belgian researchers. In 2012, the Fellowship was opened to researchers based anywhere in the world. During the last call for proposals in 2012, the Fellowship Secretariat received 9 applications in total from countries including Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia. While most applicants were postdoctoral researchers, 22% of applications came from PhD candidates.
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