(Logo: University of Akureyri)Nansen Visiting Professorship in Arctic Studies extended application deadline to the 15th July.

The University of Akureyri in Iceland is now seeking candidates for the 2nd appointment for the Nansen Visiting Professorship in Arctic Studies.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Akureyri in September 2011 for the purpose of strengthening cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research, including the establishment of a Nansen Professorship in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri, named after the Norwegian polar scientist Fridtjof Nansen.

The post of visiting professorship in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri is available for application. It is awarded for a twelve months period to a leading scientist – each year to candidates from different fields of studies - working with issues that bear on legal, economic, social and natural circumstances in the Arctic.

Application deadline has now been extended to the 15th of July 2013. For more information about the scholarship, click here.

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