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Doing Business As Name:University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Anne U Gold
  • (303) 735-5514
  • Bradley R Markle
  • Rebecca L Batchelor
Award Date:07/21/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 847,237
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 847,237
  • FY 2021=$847,237
Start Date:11/01/2021
End Date:10/31/2024
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.078
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Supporting and Empowering the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
Federal Award ID Number:2135176
DUNS ID:007431505
Parent DUNS ID:007431505
Program:ANT Coordination & Information
Program Officer:
  • Elizabeth Rom
  • (703) 292-7709

Awardee Location

Street:3100 Marine Street, Room 481
Awardee Cong. District:02

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Regents of the University of Colorado
Street:3100 Marine St. Rm 481, 572 UCB
Cong. District:02

Abstract at Time of Award

The University of Colorado at Boulder will provide support for the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) to accelerate national and international polar workforce development. This effort will bring the APECS leadership office to the USA for the first time and support the US-APECS office functions. The APECS office provides organizational support to the trans-disciplinary international membership of ~3800 early career polar scientists. The goal is to provide leadership development, training, networking and a voice to polar science students and postdocs. The three key activities are to: 1) establish an APECS office in the USA to provide infrastructure and expertise to the network, 2) build US early career polar science capacity through travel grants and support of the USAPECS national committee, and 3) directly support impactful initiatives that support Belonging, Accessibility, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (BeAJEDI) in polar science. The CU Boulder-based APECS office will leverage existing NSF investments to elevate the visibility of polar science and connect early career scientists to international polar research efforts, such as large field and modelling campaigns, and efforts aimed at improving the inclusion of local and Indigenous voices in Arctic research. US polar research will benefit by connecting to this international and diverse pool of early career scientists, creating pathways to new collaborations and opportunities and being exposed to new voices. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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