UK Polar Network and APECS Russia together with the Kola Science Center RAS and Yugra State University, with generous support from the UK Science and Innovation Network and the British Embassy in Moscow are happy to announce the call for applications to the new Arctic interdisciplinary field course ARCTIS2020 which will be held at the Siberian gateway to the Russian Arctic – Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous region of Russia.

The course programme will be structured around the main scientific pillars: Cryosphere, Atmosphere, Terrestrial research including Hydrology and Social and Humanities, with the aim to strengthen both Arctic fieldwork skills (practical and theoretical) and facilitating bilateral knowledge exchange. UK and Russian experts and young scientists from different disciplines will share their knowledge of working in Northern conditions and will build strong bilateral networks with regional stakeholders e.g. oil industry and conservation groups, indigenous communities and policy makers. ECRs will gain a greater understanding of Northern environments through the convergence of disciplines and stakeholder groups. The project will develop practical skills for working in the Russian Arctic and career-focused skills for ECRs, and will deliver five scientific disciplines- and stakeholder-focused concept bids, along with a white paper focusing on interdisciplinary field training as a successful strategy to enhance scientific cooperation, in line with the Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation (2017).

Eligibility: Early Career Scientists (PhD student/candidate or postdoctoral researcher up to 5 years post PhD)

If your application is successful, travel (reimbursement after the course), meals and accommodation (on site) costs at the course will be covered by the organising committee.

Deadline for applications: 7 November 2019 23:59 GMT

How to apply: Please apply by completing the form for applicants from the UK or the form for applicants from Russia. Selected candidates will be notified by November 17, 2019.

Contact information (Russia):
Contact information (UK):

Learn more about UK-Russia Arctic Early Career Group and ARCTIS2019