Conference: Gender Equality and the Arctic - Current Realities, Future Challenges (18.09.2014)
Venue: Hof Cultural and Conference Center Center,Akureyri, Iceland
Time: 30-31 October 2014

This conference will focus broadly on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing key issues such as access to and control over resources, representation in decision-making positions, political participation, regional development, human security, and material and cultural well-being.

The conference will bring together government representatives, policy makers, academics and a wide range of other stakeholders from the business community, resource managers and users, community leaders and NGO representatives. The conference will lay the foundation for a cooperation network of the various stakeholders researching, teaching and discussing and promoting gender equality in the Arctic.

Themes and topics will be divided into the following plenaries:
    - Gender Equality and the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges
    - Political Representation and Participation in Decision-making: Gendered Dimensions
    - Regional Socio-Economic Development and its Gendered Impacts
    - Climate and Environmental Change, Natural Resource Development, and Gender
    - Human Security: Gendered Aspects
    - Human Capital and Gender: Migration, Mobility, Education and Adaptation
    - (Re-)Construction of Gender in the Arctic

Sessions will consist of three brief presentations in addition to panelist contributions with questions and answers.
Information concerning confirmed speakers and panelists can be found on the conference page.
Early bird registration of 150 USD for the full program and conference dinner until 5 October 2014.
Link to the conference webpage.

CNARC Fellowship Program for 2014 (30.04.2014)
The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) fellowship program offers opportunities for excellent researchers from both China and Nordic states, under the collaborative framework of the CNARC, to conduct join research within leading research organizations in Arctic studies.The program allows researchers to advance their own research projects while contributing to an increased awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its impacts for both China and the Nordic states.

See more detailed information about the fellowship and application form.

U.S. Arctic Scholar Grant Available (28.04.2014)
The Fulbright Commission is offering a grant, financed by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, supporting a U.S. Arctic scholar to teach and research for three to five months during the 2015-2016 academic year in Reykjavik and Akureyri, Iceland.

The grant is part of three-year pilot project, which will offer one grant per year. It is available for a wide variety of fields related to the Arctic and is open to all levels of scholars holding a PhD, including early career scholars.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the University of Iceland Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, the University of Akureyri Polar Law, and other Arctic programs. The scholar will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students who are carrying out research in the scholar's field of expertise, and assist with curriculum development. The schedule will allow the scholar to undertake his or her own research in parallel.

All applicants must apply through the Fulbright Embark system.
Application deadline: 1 August 2014.
Further information and application instruction.
For questions, please contact
Kolbrún Eggertsdóttir or Guðrún Rósa Þórsteinsdóttir.

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