Friday, 29 January 2010

Northern Research Forum : Call for Participation & Applications from Young Researchers: Northern Research Forum 6th Open Assembly

From: Sigmar Arnarsson []
Call for Participation and for Applications from Young Researchers

Northern Research Forum 6th Open Assembly

Our Ice Dependent World
Oslo and Kirkenes, Norway

24-27 October 2010


The 6th Open Assembly of the Northern Research Forum (NRF), Our Ice Dependent World, is to be held on October 24th - 27th, 2010 in Oslo and Kirkenes, Norway. The event is organized together with the 6th NRF Host Planning Committee.


The 6th NRF Open Assembly
The main theme of the 6th NRF Open Assembly, Our Ice Dependent World, aims to address the impact of dwindling ice -- terrestrial as well as ocean-bound -- on the complex interface of nature and society in all climatic zones of the world. In light of man-made aspects of climate change, the natural phenomena of ice is gradually becoming an issue of global politics -- a common heritage of humankind -- affecting societal life in dramatic ways on a global scale. The 6th NRF Open Assembly will focus on the interrelationships of human and environmental dimensions of ice in a global context, and particularly in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Himalaya. The discussions are expected to highlight the role of research, the social relevance of science, and community in addressing these issues globally.


For further information on the thematic program, please visit: 


Funding Eligibility
Young researchers and professionals who have passed their MA and plan to complete a doctoral degree or have recently completed a doctoral degree, are eligible to receive full or partial travel funding from the NRF in order to participate in the 6th NRF Open Assembly in Oslo and Kirkenes, Norway, 24-27 October 2010.


Eligibility Criteria

  * Anyone who has completed a Master's degree in the past 2-3 years and has plans to complete a doctoral degree
  * Current terminal degree students (e.g., PhD, J.D.)
  * Post doctoral students/professionals (up to 5 years past terminal degree completion)

Application Process
If interested, please apply by filling out the online application form on the NRF web site,, on or before 15 March 2010.

Young Researchers 2010 Open Assembly Registration:

For specific questions and additional information, please email the NRF Secretariat,

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