News: 2020

27.11.2020 : Published report Mapping Arctic Research in Iceland

The report Mapping Arctic Research in Iceland has been published in cooperation between The Icelandic Centre for Research, Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network. 

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25.11.2020 : Arctic Research and Studies Webinar

Rannís, in cooperation with Diku, will host a webinar the 8th of December 2020 at 11:00-12:00 (GMT) where the bilateral Arctic research collaboration between Norway and Iceland is highlighted in the wake of the open call for preparatory grants in the Arctic Research and Studies Programme 2019-2020.

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28.10.2020 : Call for proposals to the Icelandic Climate Fund

The Icelandic Climate Fund reports to the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources. The role of the fund is to support innovative projects in the field of climate change and projects related to the promotion and education of the effects of climate change. Rannís is in charge of the fund.

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26.10.2020 : Webinar: the wide-ranging impact climate change has had on Iceland in the last 50 years

The second discussion of the Icelandic Arctic Talks, Iceland, an integrated part of the Arctic: ±50 years, in collaboration with Rannís, will take place 5 November from 13:00 - 14:30 GMT.

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16.10.2020 : Call for applications for grants for teaching Icelandic to foreigners

Rannís calls for applications for grants for teaching Icelandic to foreigners who are not part of general education at the primary or secondary school level. The amount of the fund is approved by Althingi in the budget for the year 2021. The application deadline is December 3, 2020, at 16:00.

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15.10.2020 : Senior Adviser in Reasearch Team

A Senior Adviser is wanted for a full-time job at Rannís. 

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14.10.2020 : Regional Development & Food Security in the Arctic: The Role of Geothermal Energy

Upcoming Webinar: 20th October 2020, 16:00 - 18:00 GMT

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7.10.2020 : Call for proposals in the Arctic Research and Studies programme

The Arctic Research and Studies programme 2019-2020 awards preparatory grants to encourage cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Science. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis given availability of funds.

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1.10.2020 : IASC Executive Officer

The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís) is seeking an Executive Officer for a part-time (50%) position with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) which is hosted by Rannís at the University of Akureyri. The job primarily involves managing the office and finances of IASC, supporting the various IASC committees and projects under the authority of the Executive Secretary of IASC. 

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1.9.2020 : Call for proposals: Nordic Maritime Transport and Energy Research (2021-2023)

Nordic Energy Research is issuing a call for proposals for research projects under the Nordic Maritime Transport Energy Research programme .

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10.7.2020 : Call for nominations for the Motivation Awards for young scientists

Rannis and The Science and Technology Policy Council call for nominations for the annual Motivation award for young scientists for 2020.

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19.5.2020 : Nordic Health Data Research Projects on COVID-19

A call for proposals for funding of Nordic and Nordic-Estonian/Latvian collaboration projects on health data research on COVID-19 is now announced. The application deadline is 16 June 2020 13 CEST.

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30.4.2020 : Student Innovation Fund prolongs deadline for applications

The Board of directors of Student Innovation Fund has decided to extend the deadline for applications to the fund until May 8 2020.

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21.4.2020 : Rannís hosts the IASC Secretariat in Akureyri until 2026

Rannis is excited to announce that Iceland has extended support for the IASC Secretariat to be located in Akureyri, Iceland for a further 5 years. This secures the work of the IASC Secretariat through the end of 2026

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14.4.2020 : New research center on ocean, climate and society in collaboration with the Carlsberg Foundation, the Icelandic authorities and the Icelandic Research Fund

On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe on 16 April and the 90th birthday of former Icelandic President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir on April 15 this year, the Carlsberg Foundation establishes a Danish-Icelandic research center in collaboration with Icelandic authorities to increase our understanding of the interaction between climate and ecosystems and the importance of climate-related changes in the ocean to culture and society in Iceland.

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1.4.2020 : Announcing Dr. Gerlis Fugmann as IASC's Next Executive Secretary

Dr. Gerlis Fugmann comes to IASC with extensive experience in Arctic research and international organizations. She held the position of Executive Director of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) since October 2013 based at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Germany, and before at the UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Norway.

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26.3.2020 : The Arctic Science Summit Week - Updated Programme

The Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held online from 27 March to 2 April 2020. Here you can find some useful information on the event and how to join different parts.

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26.3.2020 : Applications to 45 COST actions now open

The purpose of COST actions is to build up a thematic international research and innovation networks. Participants in COST actions can exchange research results through meetings and conferences, attend training and go on short term scientific missions.

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11.3.2020 : The Arctic Science Summit Week Moves to Online Only

In the aftermath of the declaration of a “state of emergency” in Iceland (6 March), and in close cooperation and consultation with the government authorities in Iceland, following the recommendations of World Health Organization, and in the understanding that a growing number of States and organizations worldwide are voluntarily issuing bans on “non-essential” travel, the ASSW2020 organizers have decided that the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held only online. To be 100% clear – there will be no in-person ASSW2020 meeting in Akureyri and we advise you to change your travel reservations and plans accordingly.

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14.2.2020 : The Arctic Science Summit Week

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is an annual gathering of international organizations that have in common the support and encouragement of research in the Arctic. The ASSW2020 will be held in Akureyri on March 27 - April 2, 2020.

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6.2.2020 : Access to Nanobiotechnology Laboratory

The European Commission has opened its JRC Nanobiotechnology Laboratory for Training and Capacity Building to people working in academia, research organisations and in small and medium sizes enterprises (SMEs). The call deadline is 16 March 2020. 

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20.1.2020 : Allocation from the Icelandic Research Fund for the financial year 2020

The Board of The Icelandic Research Fund has completed the allocation of grants for new research projects for 2020. A total of 382 valid applications were received by the Research Fund, 55 of which were funded, or about 14%.

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