The Durham University has several interesting announcements for students and PhDs:
- For APECS members who have not yet begun their PhD (or who are looking to change programs), the DurhamARCTIC programme has money to supportsix students entering in 2019 and five more entering in Autumn 2020. Students get their degrees in “traditional” disciplines (i.e. it’s not an interdisciplinary Arctic Studies degree) but there’s extra cross-disciplinary programming, as well as extra funds for students to engage in Arctic fieldwork, placements, etc. We can only cover the EU portion of tuition fees, so this is a particularly good opportunity for students from EU countries, although non-EU students are eligible if they cover the non-EU surcharge. Current DurhamARCTIC students are in Anthropology, Biosciences, Geography, and Law, but there is no restriction on disciplinary focus. Applications for students entering in Autumn 2019 are due 15 January 2019. For more information, see https://www.dur.ac.uk/arctic/applying/.
- Also of interest to APECS members should be the annual DurhamARCTIC summer school. The 2019 summer school will be held 25-28 April in Durham. That’s really not ’summer’ in England (and it’s certainly not summer in the Arctic), but we’re holding it then so as to coincide with the final conference of the Durham-based ICE LAW Project(see more below). The ICE LAW Project is fairly social-science-oriented, but the Summer School is intended to cover the breadth of disciplines. Indeed, it could provide a particularly good opportunity for Early Career Researchers in the physical sciences to practice (and learn about) engagement with the social sciences, as the attendees will include world leaders in Arctic social sciences. Information on the 2019 summer school, including details for applying for a student bursary, can be found at https://www.dur.ac.uk/arctic/conference/. Applications for the 2019 summer school are due 31 January 2019 and for this we’re keen to fund students from outside the EU. We have funds for up to 14 Early Career Researchers (defined as PhD students or individuals who have received their PhD in the past three years).