To encourage a circumpolar research perspective and to foster future Canadian-Swedish ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... research cooperation, Polar Knowledge Canada and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat  will offer early career scientists the opportunity to take part in an exchange program between the two organisations’ Arctic research stations. Selected scientists will conduct research at both stations and establish links between Canadian and Swedish Arctic research institutions.

Both stations are part of the INTERACT network: The Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus is located in an Arctic tundra ecozone, while the Abisko Scientific Research Station is located in a sub-Arctic ecozone.

Selected candidates will receive access to each station’s regular research services (laboratories, staff support, etc.) and will have accommodation and both the travel expenses to the CHARS campus and Abisko Scientific Research Station covered both for the domestic and international field work placement.

Fieldwork at the stations can be conducted during 2018 and 2019. The first field work placement may begin as early as May 2018; both placements must be concluded by December 2019. Duration of field work placements will be 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the research being conducted and availability of facilities. Apply no later than 15 February 2018!

For more information and application criteria, please visit: https://polar.se

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