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University of the Arctic Congress in September 12-16, 2016, St. Petersburg

The first University of the Arctic (UArctic) Congress will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in September 12th-16th, 2016. The Congress is hosted by Saint-Petersburg State University, and it will feature Science and Meeting sections. Key UArctic meetings include the Council of UArctic, UArctic Rectors' Forum, Student Forum, and Thematic Network leaders.

Registration to the Congress ends in August 21st, 2016.

Find more details about the Congress and registration here.


Call for proposals: The Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme

The Nordic countries have committed themselves to ambitious climate goals towards 2050 in terms of developing energy efficient and low-carbon societies. To achieve these goals, extensive green transitions are needed in all areas of the Nordic societies and economies, facilitated by promoting green economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness in both the public and the private sectors.

The main research and innovation funders in the Nordic countries are now launching the joint Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme (hereafter “the programme”) in cooperation with NordForsk, Nordic Innovation and Nordic Energy Research.

The programme will cover innovation, research and energy, as well as science and technology. The programme will generate Nordic added value and create synergies with relevant initiatives nationally and at the Nordic level.

Application period ends in 16.08.2016 - 10:00 CET

The total budget amounts to NOK 73 million.

Funding decision: mid-November 2016. Project start-up: Q1 2017.

Find more information about the Programme from the NordForsk website.

New instrument for Nordic university cooperation to be launched

Late 2016, NordForsk will launch a new instrument for Nordic university co-operation, with a call for proposals open to Nordic universities and university colleges that perform research. The overall goal of the new funding instrument is to strengthen international competitiveness and facilitate the development of world leading research environments in the Nordic region.

The new instrument will provide funding for activities that facilitate co-operation within selected areas of high quality, strengthening the excellence of the academic field and providing Nordic added value. The collaboration should be supported by the strategies of the collaborating universities, and include for example mobility, guest-researchers, workshops, seminars, conferences, and higher education.

Nordic universities and university colleges that perform research are eligible to apply. Participation from at least three different Nordic countries is obligatory.

The NordForsk budget for the call is MNOK 20 annually in total, with a requirement of long-term contributions from the participating universities or university colleges. The funding is competitive and time limited, and it is expected that 5-7 consortia of Nordic universities and/or university colleges that perform research will be funded.

Further details and specifications will be given when the full call text is published in NordForsk website.

Open position: Senior/Special Adviser on research policy at the NordForsk

NordForsk is announcing an opening for the position of Senior/Special Adviser on research policy to strengthen the organisation’s competency in research policy and relevant national and Nordic decision-making processes.

Applications with CVs should be submitted as soon as possible.

Please find further information here.

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