Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship 2018 for Young Scientists (Award of up to $150k)

Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship 2018 for Young Scientists (Award of up to $150k)

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Applications are open for the Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship for Young Scientists. The Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct research in East Antarctica while operating out of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station.

A joint initiative of the Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation, the €150,000 Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship award 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.

The Fellowship’s objective is to provide young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with funds to carry out field research at the station in the framework of their current research project (field campaigns are to be carried out in the Antarctic summer seasons of November 2018 – February 2019 and November 2019 – February 2020). The laureate’s employer thus remains his/her current research organisation.


The Fellowship awards €150,000 to a young scientist to conduct a research project in Antarctica over a two-year period. These funds cover two field campaigns during two austral summers including all academic and research costs, living and travel expenses as well as logistics costs.

  • €150,000 disbursed over a two-year period
  • Awarded every two years to the principle investigator of the winning proposal
  • Laureate’s employer remains her/his active research organisation
  • Award funds should cover all academic and research costs, living and travel expenses, including logistical expenses for two Antarctic field campaigns
  • N.B. No additional sums will be disbursed by Fonds Baillet Latour.

The successful applicant will continue to work at their current research organisation and conduct original research while operating from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station.


The fellowship is open to applicants from any country in the world. Applicants must be either doctoral researchers or post-doctoral researchers who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years.

Fields: Atmospheric sciences, Geology, Glaciology & Microbiology


  • post-doctoral researchers or doctoral researchers within 10 years of obtaining PhD
  • any nationality
  • physical capacity to carry out the research being proposed (medical examinations are required for any field campaign)
  • previously unsuccessful applicants o not a previous winner of the Antarctica Fellowship

Proposed research project must:

  • be in one of four fields: (1) atmospheric sciences (2) geology (3) glaciology (4) microbiology (excluding marine microbiology)
  • be carried out at or in the vicinity of Princess Elisabeth Station o concern original research for which no publication has already been submitted by the applicant
  • demonstrate need for the research to be carried out in Antarctica
  • demonstrate how the activity would be linked to SCAR priority themes (

N.B. All above criteria must be met for the proposal to be considered.


Download the application package and send in your completed appiication (Application form, Financial Annex and CV) to: [email protected].

For more information, visit Antarctica Fellowship.