Following a 2nd call for applications conducted between July and October 2023, two AUD 10,000 fellowships have been awarded by the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia and Swiss Polar Institute who will each fund a Fellow.
The Mertz Fellowship programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of early-career researchers in polar and high-altitude science, and to promote synergies between Swiss and Australian higher education and research institutions through scientific networking and joint projects. Implemented in collaboration with the Swiss Polar Institute and managed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Australia, the Mertz Fellowship programme receives funding from the Swissnex network, part of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
We are pleased to announce that the two 2023 recipients of the Mertz Fellowship are:
Sarah Louise Jackson from the University of Bern, Switzerland, will pursue her project Late Holocene climate variability of the Bunger Hills, East Antarctic at the Australian Center for excellence in Antarctic Science, Australian National University, Australia.
Xinlong Liu from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australia will pursue his project Remote Sensing of Snow: Bridging Gaps for Ice Thickness Estimations at WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos, Switzerland.
A new call for proposals for the next cohort of Fellows will be launched in summer 2024. Stay tuned for updates…
Header photograph: Mertz on the ice cliff. © Frank Hurley, 1912 /Wikimedia – Public Domain, State Library of South Wales