The International Arctic Committee and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation announce the recipients of their joint fellowship program 2023
Dr. Archana Dayal has been selected for the prestigious IASC-PA2F (2023-26) Fellowship. This fellowship is part of the joint Polar Initiative that the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PA2F) are partnering on. This fellowship is awarded to the brightest early career researchers in polar research within 5 years of completing their PhD in the Arctic field.
Globally, eight successful early career researchers were identified for all available fellowships.
One of the two inaugural fellow recipients of their joint Fellowship Program developed in the framework of The Polar Initiative is:
Dr. Archana Dayal, postdoctoral researcher at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom working on a NERC funded project called Cryo365 titled “Are there perennial and light-independent microbial processes on supraglacial ecosystems?”. Her research focuses on glacial ecosystem, biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. Archana was selected to work on the IASC Terrestrial Working Group.
The IASC Fellowship Program was established in 2014 and engages early career researchers (ECS) in the work of the five IASC Working Groups: Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Marine, Social & Human, and Terrestrial. The program provides opportunities for early career scientists to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and to develop management skills.