Apply to become an Early Career Scientist volunteer at the COP27 Cryosphere Pavilion

The COP27 Cryosphere Pavilion will take place in the accredited COP Blue Zone at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6-18, 2022. ICCI will coordinate events, together with a number of partners from governments, IGOs, academic institutions and civil society.

The COP25 Pavilion hosted 5 Early Career Scientist (ECS) volunteers, all doctoral and post-doctoral level. This number grew to 9 for COP26 in 2021. These volunteers staffed the Pavilion: introducing speakers and answering questions about the exhibits to make the science more accessible. Importantly, the experience also gave the volunteers an inside view of a COP and negotiations to further inform their scientific careers. Accreditations and funding permitting, the COP27 Pavilion would hope to continue this program and provide both housing and travel to a new set of ECS volunteers.

To apply as an ECS volunteer, please fill in the application form by clicking on the button below. Applications will close on August 15, 2022, but be evaluated (including interviews) on a rolling basis throughout August; so early application is strongly encouraged! Finalists will be notified by September 1, with reserve applicants notified by September 15.

For more information on the ECS Volunteer program, contact

More information about the goals and background of the Cryosphere Pavilion can be found here.


The COP27 Cryosphere Pavilion Team

Apply as an early career scientist volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is accreditation?

In order to attend COP27 and enter into the “Blue Zone” where negotiations take place, ECS volunteers need to have an official UNFCCC badge. These badges provide accreditation. The UNFCCC grants each country and various participating organizations with a limited number of badges to regulate the number of people who are allowed into the conference and pavilion area.

ICCI will be able to provide badges to ECS volunteers who do not already have access to one through their own institution (for example, some universities or research institutions are able to provide them).

2. What expenses will be covered?

We can provide both travel and housing accommodations for all ECS volunteers; but meals and related expenses must be covered out of pocket.