The United Kingdom Arctic and Antarctic Partnership (UKAAP) was established in 2014 as a community-led initiative to bring together researchers across a full range of disciplines who are interested in the polar regions. Although not a funding body it is tasked with ensuring that there is a strong and collective voice for polar research and encourages new engagement.
The Partnership is supported by a Steering Committee which relies on its voluntary membership for all its activity and engagement. Members generally serve a three year term, with the option of a second term. There are two in-person meetings a year and a small number of other ad hoc requests.
As per the UKAAP SC terms of reference, the Committee looks to refresh its membership by up to 1/3 each year. A call is now out for applications to appoint up to 8 new members at the next Steering Committee meeting towards the end of the year. The Committee is currently under-represented by women and Early Career Researchers so we would especially welcome applications from these groups.
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the application form (link below) and send to the UKAAP Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2022. If you would like to find out more about UKAAP please contact the Chair Prof Martin Siegert