Call for Arctic Five Chairs
Do you want to build research collaborations in the Fennoscandinavian Arctic? If so, take the opportunity to apply to become an Arctic Five Chair. The 2024 Arctic Five Chairs Call is open! Deadline is 22 March 2024.
Download the application form, fill it out and e-mail it to Dag Avango (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: 22 March 2024
– Deadline for applications: 22 March 2024 at 23:59 CET
– Evaluation period: 22 March – 30 April
– Candidates informed of decision: 10 May
– Launch of the Arctic Five Chairs: September
Who can apply?
As a scholar at an Arctic Five university, you can apply. These universities are Luleå University of Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, the University of Lapland, and the University of Oulu. Applicants from all disciplines or fields of study are welcome to apply.
The Arctic Five Chairs is the primary format for research collaboration within the Arctic Five, built from scholars with the will and capacity to build alliances within research and education between the Arctic five universities, forming new collaborations or strengthening existing ones. The objective is, firstly, to generate collaborations in research and education within the Arctic Five through a bottom-up approach; and secondly, to formulate broader fields of collaboration. The overarching aim is to improve the success of Arctic Five universities in securing external funding, and in this way, help meet our goal in finding research-based solutions to joint problems facing our northern societies.
Prospective Arctic Five Chairs are established scholars at an Arctic Five university, with either recent or ongoing research and/or educational collaborations with other Arctic Five partner universities, or who plans to establish such partnerships. Becoming an Arctic Five Chair will enable scholars to build these collaborations, whilst providing support for developing joint projects, as well as assistance with applying for larger funding calls.
Each chair defines their field(s) of collaboration by framing their research focus and plans, including potential linkages with education (if applicable). A chair then builds alliances with colleagues at other Arctic Five universities and beyond. In addition, each chair is expected to participate in relevant Arctic Five events, contribute to the development of related Arctic Five activities, as well as promote the Arctic Five at their own university and beyond.
Successful applicants will work on their projects on a part time basis, with a guaranteed time-allocation of at least 20%, and an annual budget of 10 000 EUR to cover operational costs. Each Chair appointment is for a 2-year period, with the possibility of an additional 1-year extension (without additional funding).
The Arctic Five is a partnership between Luleå University of Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, the University of Lapland, and the University of Oulu, aiming to lead the way on key issues in the Arctic. Through this alliance we seek to advance research, share knowledge, develop education, and create innovations for the advancement of our region and for a sustainable Arctic.
Evaluation Criteria and Eligibility
For questions about the Arctic Five Chairs, contact Dag Avango, Director of the Arctic Five, email@example.com
Original call can be found here.