This figure schematically illustrates the stages from undergraduate student to professor, with the different challenges of finding suitable project partners and funding. Funding opportunities for different career stages are listed on https://apecs-germany.de/funding/ (last access: 15 October 2022). The home page focuses on early-career scientists based in Germany and lists a variety of opportunities, especially for polar-interested fellows. Sketch by Lena Nicola.
In support of early career polar researchers in the (never-ending) quest for funding, Lena Nicola with Erik Loebel and Alexandra M. Zuhr have published the article Money makes our world go round – funding landscape for polar early-career scientists in Germany.
Read the full paper here.