Call for applications – Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders 2016

Call for applications – Arctic Frontiers Emerging Leaders 2016

​When: 20 – 26 Jan​uary 2016

Application deadline: ​ 15 October 2015

Emerging Leaders will take place from 20 to 26 January 2016. Thirty selected candidates from different countries will participate in a blend of technical, social and cultural events accompanied by mentors from business, politics and academia. The program starts in the city of Bodø, then continues onboard the Norwegian Coastal Express Hurtigruten and ends in Tromsø, “the gateway to the Arctic”.

Emerging Leaders enrolls approximately 30 participants, under the age of 35, both Norwegians and internationals, with a blend of Ph.D. students/post docs and young professionals from the public and business sectors. The program fee is NOK 30 000 plus VAT per participant. Ph.D. students/post docs affiliated with Norwegian university colleges, universities and research institutes may apply for a grant from the Research Council of Norway. Ph.D. students/post docs at research institutions abroad who has a scientific focus relevant for Emerging Leaders 2016 could also be considered. The fee covers:

  • Accommodation (hotel accommodation for seven nights, including one night onboard Hurtigruten from Svolvær to Tromsø)
  • Food and cultural activities (including RIB trip and Lofotr Viking Museum.)
  • Registration fee for the two day policy section at the Arctic Frontiers 2016 conference

The Emerging Leader program is linked to the topic of Arctic Frontiers 2016 “Industry and Environment” and includes the following sessions:

Session 1 Politics and security in the High North

Session 2 Industry and Environment in the Arctic

Session 3 Technology development and transfer within seafood and offshore industries

Session 4 Workshop, preparing a presentation

For questions concerning Arctic Frontiers’ Emerging Leaders program or how to apply for funding for young scientists made available by the Research Council of Norway, please contact project manager Kriss Rokkan Iversen (email: or mobile: +47 48 22 05 50).

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