The 15th International Summer School in Karelia (ISSK) will take place in Petrozavodsk, Russia on 14–19 May 2018. The main theme of the Summer School is "Discourses and political dimensions on the Arctic and the Barents Region – disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic studies".

The Calotte Academy 2018 ‘Discourses on the Arctic – (inter)disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic research’ will be organized in June 4-10, 2018 (tbc) in Rovaniemi, Salla and Inari, Finland; Kirkenes and Neiden, Norway; Apatity, Lovozero and Murmansk, Russia. Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2018.


CAFF and IASC, in partnership with APECS, are looking for two CAFF-IASC Fellows in this inaugural year. Fellows will identify a joint area of interest and expertise, participate in and contribute to CAFF’s work, and produce some culminating output. Application deadline: 15 Dec 2017 at 23:59 GMT.


The new portal at congress.uarctic.org will be continuously updated with new information as we get closer to the second UArctic Congress, organized in Oulu and Helsinki, Finland on September 3-7, 2018.

The International Summer School (ISS) offers 14 Bachelor's courses focusing mainly on Norwegian language, culture and society, and 7 Master's courses on topics of broad international interest, including a course called "A Changing Arctic". The ISS is organized at the University of Oslo (Norway), June 23 - August 3, 2018.


The High North Dialogue conference (Bodø, Norway, April 18–19, 2018) gathers experts and stakeholders from a wide range of sectors and has a strong focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. The conference coincides with week-long Master and PhD courses.

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) announces two awards supported by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation: the 2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, and W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological Research. Deadline: January 31, 2018.



The five-day interdisciplinary event, taking place alongside the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway in January 2018, brings together students from across the world with interest in the Arctic. Bachelor and Master students from any field of study are invited to apply. Deadline: December 7, 2017.