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Arctic Research and Studies programme: grants

Call for proposals in the Arctic Research and Studies programme: The Arctic Research and Studies programme awards mobility and preparatory grants to encourage cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Science. Application deadline: 18 September 2017. The programme is based on a Memorandum of Understanding concerning co-operation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research. The Icelandic and Norwegian Ministries of Foreign Affairs own and finance the Artic Research and Studies programme. The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis) is responsible for the administration of programme in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). Grants are awarded for two activity types: 1) Long term cooperation between Icelandic and Norwegian institutions and 2) Preparatory support for the initiation of joint grant applications.

University of Iceland: Postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources

Postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - HI17030183 The Environment and Natural Resources graduate programme at the University of Iceland invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Environment and Natural Resources focusing on the value of ecosystem services in the Arctic. The successful candidate will join the Nordic Research Center of Excellence, ARCPATH (Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies) that aims to contribute to responsible development in the Arctic. The project is funded for five years by a Center of Excellence grant given by NordForsk.

University of Iceland: PhD student position in Environment and Natural Resources

PhD student position in Environment and Natural Resources - HI17030182The Environment and Natural Resources graduate programme at the University of Iceland invites applications for a PhD position in Environment and Natural Resources focusing on the value of ecosystem services in the Arctic. The successful candidate will join the Nordic Research Center of Excellence, ARCPATH (Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies) that aims to Contribute to responsible development in the Arctic. The project is funded for five years by a Center of Excellence grant given by NordForsk.

Astrid Ogilvie: Sagas and Science

On Thursday, 9 March 2017, at 16.30 Dr Astrid Ogilvie will give her lecture, Sagas and Science: Documentary Evidence of Changes in Climate and Sea-Ice Incidence in Iceland from the Settlement to the late 1800s. The talk will be in Oddi 101 (The University of Iceland Centre for Medieval Studies) and will be delivered in English. All are welcome to attend. See more: http://miðaldastofa.hi.is/en/

Nansen Professorship in Arctic Studies 2017/2018

The University of Akureyri is accepting applications for the Nansen visiting professorship based on a cooperation between the governments of Iceland and Norway. The professorship is awarded to individuals to conduct their research on Arctic issues on common interest between Iceland and Norway. For the 2017/2018 scholarship the selection committee seeks a candidate interested in contributing a year to focus their research effort on technological, legal, political or social issues related to the Arctic with special emphasis on issues that are shared between Iceland and Norway, with examples such as natural resource management, climate change, resource extraction and governance in the Arctic.

IASC Medal Award 2017

IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The award of medals is normally by the President of IASC during the Arctic Science Summit Week (or exceptionally at another major international meeting) following the ratification of the award.

2017 Arctic Science Summit Week: Travel Grants

Three travel grants available for a multi-disciplinary workshop at the 2017 Arctic Science Summit Week in Prague for early career scientists and traditional indigenous knowledge holders

Stefansson Memorial Lecture 2016

2016 Stefansson Memorial Lecture will be held at Dartmouth College, USA, Thursday, November 3, 2016. Hugh Beach, Professor Emeritus of Ethnology, Uppsala University, Sweden calls his lecture Managing the Wilderness: Arctic Perspectives. On Friday, November 4, 2016 there will be a panel discussion: People, policy and adaptations to rapid change in the Arctic: The role of multidisciplinary research and international collaboration for sustainability.

PhD positions at Nord University in Bodö, Norway

Two PhD positions are available at Nord University in Bodö, Norway, connected with a new Nordic Center of Excellence project – CLINF.

Whale Congress in Húsavík

The third Whale Congress in Húsavík will take place Tuesday 21 June 2016.