Application deadline: 10 January 2024
Applications must be sent to Regine Hock (rehock @ alaska.edu) latest on 10 January 2024. The list of accepted students will be put up on the homepage within 3 weeks after the deadline. Only accepted students will be notified (by email). Please check the participants homepage to find out whether or not you have been accepted.
The application must include the following three clearly distinguished sections (A, B, C):
(Section A) A cover letter headed by your name, university name, country, and email address, and including a statement of motivation (1/2 (to max 1) page). Include why you want to take the course and how you would benefit.
(Section B) A short CV that includes a list of relevant experiences, (approx 1 page, max 1.5 pages). It should include at least the following clearly labeled elements:
a) a list of your ongoing and past university degrees (when, where, thesis title)
b) list of relevant academic positions/work experience
c) peer-reviewed publications (published or in review)
d) conference (or other relevant) presentations
e) information on your background in glaciology, math, physics and programming (e.g. list relevant university level courses you have taken in these topics)
e) glacier field experience.
List any other relevant experiences or information as you see fit. Do NOT provide references.
(Section C) A short description of your thesis research project (not more than 1/4 page) starting with a short title of your research topic and the name of your main research supervisor (incl. email but no address) followed by the description of your project (don't include any theoretical background or scientific motivation, just what YOU do, i.e. your goals/methods/study site etc).
You also need to fill in this application form. Please do not submit the form unless you submit the other required parts.
Your application (not including the application form) must be submitted in ONE single pdf file including points 1-3 above. The file must have your first and last name followed by the country of your current affiliation (and nothing else) as file name (e.g. Carl_Smith_USA.pdf). Do not include any other material than a cover letter, CV and project description. Compile your application with as few pages as possible (maximum 3 pages in total). Don't use a cover page or half-empty pages. The text should be single-spaced, min 11 pt fontsize with at least 2 cm margins. Applications that do not conform to any of the requirements listed above (e.g. submissions in several files, or exceeding 3 pages or filenames other than specified above) will NOT be considered.
All applicants will receive a confirmation of their application via email. If you have not received a confirmation within 3 days, please resend your application. Only accepted students will be informed about the outcome. All others are referred to the list of participants on the homepage that will be put up at within 3 weeks of the deadline.
The course is open to current graduate students from around the world working on a glaciology related topic.
Qualified applicants will be selected on the basis of their experience with, interest in, and commitment to glaciology. Secondly, we will consider diversity in terms of nationality, affiliation, gender and academic background. Due to our funding sources at least half of the students will be chosen from US institutions (no matter nationality), but students from around the world are encouraged to apply. PhD students (especially in their early stage) will be strongly prioritized over MSc students.
All students are expected to participate in the entire course, i.e. it is not possible to come later or leave earlier.
Note, that admission is highly competitive. We typically receive more that 100 applications for 28 available slot; in 2022 we received >130 applications, in 2024 >120 application.
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