The grant can be applied for by any master student, PhD student or Post Doc affiliated with a university or a research institute in Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands. The grant can be used for airline tickets to/from Reykjavik, accommodation in Reykjavik, conference fee, catering and relevant transfers from airport to Reykjavik and back during Arctic Circle Conference.

It is mandatory for the recipients of the grants to participate in the course. The course will start in Reykjavik on Thursday 12 October 2017 and will end in Reykjavik on Sunday 15 October 2017. The course is rated for 5 ECTS points at the University of the Faroe Islands.

In 2017, the Kingdom of Denmark will be officially represented at Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, 13-15 October 2017, and several sessions will be led by Danish/Greenland/Faroese representatives. The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2,000 participants from 50 countries. The Assembly is held every October at the Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. It is attended by heads of states and governments, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others from the growing international community of partners and participants interested in the future of the Arctic.

An application (max 500 words) plus a short CV, documentation for exams at university level and a recommendation from supervisor/teacher should be send to Chief Consultant Morten Rasch, Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark,, +45 23227109, no later than 25 July 2017.

The evaluation of applications will be carried out by an evaluation panel with representatives from research institutions in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. It is a priority to secure participation of Danish, Greenlandic and Faroese ‘young scientists’. The results of the evaluation will be informed to all applicants before 15 August 2017.

Additional information about Arctic Circle Conference, the grants and the related course can be received by contacting either Lau Øfjord Blaxekjær (, +298 292599) and/or Morten Rasch (, +45 23227109).