New year, new Executive Secretary, new board members, new ideas… 2017 is looking exciting! Here are the first changes that will happen in the coming weeks:
The editing circle: a forum for peer-reviewing applications
Have you ever written something, but had no one to turn to for comments? Then why not turn to the wider APECS Sweden network? This forum aims at bringing together early career researchers that have a text that needs being read, and others that have time and/or are willing to sharpen their criticism skills. Adapted for funding or job applications when:
- you are in competition with others in your research group;
- your advisor is too busy to read you on time;
- no one around you knows enough about the topic you write about.
Addition of a publication page
Because APECS is about sharing knowledge and increasing your visibility, we will advertise our members’ publications. It will also help students find who to contact for projects.
Each Thursday, one of these publications will be highlighted on Twitter (#ThursdayRead).
While these changes are implemented:
- send us your publication references;
- follow us on Twitter @APECS_Sweden;
- like our page on Facebook and join our group there;
- and most importantly, tell your friends and colleagues about APECS!
It’s the end of my election period as the Executive Secretary and I would like to give you a brief overview of what we’ve achieved in the revived APECS Sweden this year.
- We organized a screening of Hanna Ljungh’s film ‘I am a mountain, to measure impermanence’, followed by a mingle and discussion with Hanna Ljungh and Prof. Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, Director of Tarfala Research Station
- We tried to spread important or useful information through our social media channels – including our Twitter profile, Facebook page and Facebook group.
- We used the new logo for branding and during Polarforum we distributed dozens of our new beautiful mugs and bags.
We are looking forward to meeting all early career scientists in polar research in Sweden at this year’s Polarforum.
On November 23, 2016 at the Maritime Museum, we’ll spend an afternoon with networking and activities supporting young scientists in developing a successful career.
To REGISTER, fill in the form available HERE.
A preliminary program is now available:
13:00-13:30 – Welcome and APECS Sweden info
13:30-14:30 – Career Development: Panel discussion with Veijo Pohjola, Åsa Lindgren, Karen Assmann, Sandrine Testaz
14:30-15:00 – Upcoming calls and expeditions: Information from SPRS
15:00-15:30 – Fika
15:30-16:30 – Polar safety with Henrik Tornberg (SPRS): Getting things in order. Communication devices
16:30-17:00 – Elections of the new Executive Secretary and Steering Committee (More info)
Early career scientist who travel from other locations in Sweden outside Stockholm and Uppsala counties can apply for a travel grant to participate in Polarforum. To apply, fill in the relevant fields in the registration form.
Exciting times in APECS Sweden!
We have decided to formally turn APECS Sweden into a non-profit organization and the first and most crucial step will be establishing the organization statutes. This will take place during our first official annual meeting at Polarforum2016. Free registration, travel grants and awesome gifts HERE.
At the meeting, we will elect the Executive Secretary of APECS Sweden for 2017 and the new Steering Committee. Therefore, we call for applications for these positions. The advantages of leading Sweden’s network for polar early career scientists, responsibilities, as well as requirements for being eligible are described below.
The deadline for application is 22 November 2016.
APECS Sweden leadership = opportunities
Being in the leadership of APECS Sweden is an exciting responsibility for a polar early career researcher. The position not only provides the opportunity to help build upon a growing network of early career scholars in Sweden, it also creates connections to an international network of other APECS branches around the world, as well as the central APECS organization.
Once again, all scientists interested in polar research are invited to meet at the yearly Polarforum, organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS). Polarforum is a platform for discussing possibilities and collaborations within Swedish polar research.
The event takes place on November 22 and 23 at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm. For more information about the event and free registration visit SPRS’s website.
APECS workshop at Polarforum
On the second day of Polarforum, APECS Sweden is hosting a workshop for early career scientists. The workshop will include sessions on
- career development
- upcoming funding and expedition calls
- polar safety training
- steering committee elections
SPRS will generously award the first 10 people to register a travel support covering travel costs of up to 1 500 SEK. The requirements for being eligible are
- being based in Sweden
- being based outside of Stockholm and Uppsala counties
- filling in a short motivation statement in the registration form