YPASM strongly supports active presence and interest of Malaysia in Polar Regions through its interaction with international bodies including the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting(ATCM) and Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS). Close collaborations are also established with national polar programs of other countries, namely British Antarctic Survey (BAS) of United Kingdom, Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI, South Korea) and National Institute of Polar (NIPR, Japan).YPASM constantly seeks for partnership opportunities with its foreign counterpart as part of the effort to connect Malaysian scientists with the international scientific community and to advance our research capacity.
|Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)||
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM)
|Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFOPS)|
2. Purpose of the call
3. Offer details
3.1 YPASM will make an annual contribution of £25,000 to BAS for each Malaysian scientist visiting BAS stations during the Antarctic summer season.
3.2 The works of the researchers would be based on activities at the stations and day trips from the stations. Any activities extending beyond this would require a separate financial contribution by the researcher.
3.3 Other expenses such as airfare from KL to the UK, and the Falkland Islands and/or Punta Arenas, subsistence expenses, freight costs and rental of polar clothing for field use will be borne by the applicants and/or their host institutions.
Responses to this EoI should include the following:
4.1 Collaborator (s) already identified in BAS;
4.2 Justifications for choosing Signy or Rothera and duration of field work;
4.3 Project funding – details of research grant (s) already secured;
4.4 Field work details;
4.5 CV of applicant – as attachment.
5. Selection Criteria
5.1 Priority will be given to applicants having research projects with funding already secured;
5.2 Projects must be truly collaborative and the field work is based on activities at the BAS stations during the Antarctic summer season;
5.3 BAS has a preference for sending experienced researchers.
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