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2017 AASSC NORWEGIAN TRAVEL AND RESEARCH GRANT

Please note: Updated guidelines and application deadline for 2017.

This grant is meant to help strengthen and encourage the presence of
Norwegian language, literature and culture in Canadian higher education.

Requirements:

To be eligible for grant you must:

  • Be a current member of AASSC
  • Be a researcher, lecturer or Ph.D. student affiliated with a Canadian university
  • Live and work in Canada

Be planning a visit to Norway with one or more of the following goals:

  • Attend a course, conference or seminar with direct correlation to the applicant’s academic field
  • Do research or gather scientific information
  • Establish or renew professional or academic contacts
  • Seek out and gather teaching materials

Please note that the academic field should be within Norwegian language, literature or culture.

The travel grant shall be used to cover travel expenses between Canada and Norway and/or domestic travel and accommodation expenses in Norway. The application should be submitted to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa by March 1 2017.

Please include the following with your application:

  • Confirmation of valid AASSC membership
  • Letter describing the purpose of the trip and how it will promote Norwegian language and culture in Canada (1 Page).
  • Budget for the trip and information on additional funding/applications
  • Proof of affiliation with an educational institution in Canada
  • Resume or CV
  • Additional information (optional)

The grant is funded and approved by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU).

Please note: Applicants who received the AASSC Travel and Research Grant for 2016 will not be eligible for 2017. Also note that one may not receive AASSC Travel and Research Grant the same calendar year as one receives NORTANA Grant or Mobility Grant for Norwegian Language and Literature from SIU.

Travel must be completed before May 1st 2018 and a report following the visit will be required.

Jan-Terje Storaas
Cultural Affairs Officer
Royal Norwegian Embassy
150 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1300
Ottawa, ON K2P 1P1 Canada
Phone +1 613 238 6571
www.emb-norway.ca  / www.amb-norvege.ca

 

The Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen, again invites excellent applicants for the 2016 round of AHRC-funded PhD places through the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). Please note that the University of Aberdeen’s deadline for applications to be put forward to the SGSAH is 11 December 2015 (one month before the SGSAH competition closes). To discuss your proposal and for support in making your application, please contact Prof. Stefan Brink (s.brink@abdn.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hannah Burrows (hannah.burrows@abdn.ac.uk), and see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/funding/details.php?funding_id=7 for further details of the application procedure. To be competitive for AHRC funding candidates are likely to need a first class undergraduate degree and/or hold or be working towards a postgraduate master’s degree with distinction, but please contact us to discuss individual circumstances.

The AASSC Gurli Aagaard Woods Undergraduate Publication Award

The Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada announces the creation of an award for the best essay written for an undergraduate course relating to Scandinavia at a Canadian or American university or college. The award-winning essay will be published in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies/Études scandinaves au Canada. Instructors who teach Scandinavian-content courses and who are members of AASSC are invited to nominate one essay per year for consideration by the prize jury.

Essays should be 2000 to 4000 words in length (excluding footnotes and bibliography) and in MLA style. Nominated essays should have been written after January 1, 2016. The deadline for submission is January February 15, 2017, but submissions will be accepted throughout the year.

The instructor making the nomination must remove the students’ name from the submitted essay. Please attach a title sheet to the submission with the following information: the student’s name and contact information, the instructor’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, and the title and dates of the course in which the work was produced.

Please email the nomination packet to Helga Thorson, Chair of the Awards Committee (scancan@uvic.ca).

Congratulations to Amanda Gilmore, from the University of Manitoba for her award-winning essay. Look for it in a future issue of Scandinavian-Canadian Studies

The AASSC Marna Feldt Graduate Publication Award

The Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada announces the creation of an award for the best essay written for a graduate course relating to Scandinavia at a Canadian or American university or college. The award-winning essay will be published in Scandinavian-Canadian Studies/Études scandinaves au Canada. Instructors who teach Scandinavian-content courses and who are members of AASSC are invited to nominate one essay per year for consideration by the prize jury.

Essays should be 5000 to 7000 words in length (excluding footnotes and bibliography) and in MLA style. Nominated essays should have been written after January 1, 2016. The deadline for submission is January February 15, 2017, but submissions will be accepted throughout the year.

The instructor making the nomination must remove the students’ name from the submitted essay. Please attach a title sheet to the submission with the following information: the student’s name and contact information, the instructor’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact information, and the title and dates of the course in which the work was produced.

Please email the nomination packet to Helga Thorson, Chair of the Awards Committee (scancan@uvic.ca).

5-15 June 2015

Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-term Environmental Change: Transformations of Iceland from the Viking Era through the late Medieval Period (CE 850-1500)

An interdisciplinary course in the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences Bárðardalur, Northern Iceland

Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-term Environmental Change is an intensive ten-day summer course (7.5 ECTS*) for masters and doctoral students who wish to supplement their studies with a unique site-specific curriculum in the environmental humanities and social sciences. The course involves multiple excursions and lectures in the field and integrates perspectives, theories, case studies and methodologies from the following disciplines:

Literary Ecocriticism, Environmental History, Environmental Archeology, Environmental Anthropology, Integrated Digital & Environmental Humanities, Historical Ecology, Saga Studies, Palaeoecology

For more details, check out the pdfs below or go to the website: http://scn.akademia.is/summer-course2015.html

SCN NABO NIES Course June 2015 reduced

Application form 2015

Announcement Svartarkot summer course 2015

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  AASSC NORWEGIAN TRAVEL GRANT

Deadline: May1st 2015.

This travel grant is meant to help strengthen and encourage the presence of Norwegian language and culture in Canadian higher education.

To be eligible for travel support you must be a member of AASSC/AAESC (Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada / l’Asssociation pour l’Avancement des Études Scandinaves au Canada) and be planning a visit to Norway with one or more of the following goals:

  • Attend a course, conference or seminar
  • Do research or gather scientific information
  • Establish or renew professional or academic contacts
  • Seek out and gather teaching materials.

 

We encourage members that have ongoing or planned projects in other Nordic countries to consider whether a Norwegian component could be included.

Travel must be completed before May 1st 2016 and a report following the visit will be required.

The grant is funded and approved by the Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education (SIU). For more information, please contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa or AASSC:

Royal Norwegian Embassy Attn: Jan-Terje Storaas 150 Metcalfe Street, suite 1300 Ottawa, ON K1P 1P1 E-mail: emb.ottawa@mfa.no

http://aassc.com/

August 16, 2012

NORLA Travel grants

NO APPLICATION DEADLINE

NORLA offers funding for travel to Norway for agents, publishers, members of the press and translators for meetings with Norwegian publishers, agents and authors.

Applications for travel grants are to be sent to NORLA using the application form here.

Applications are processed year-round (no deadline).

In conjunction with large-scale projects, translators who translate directly from Norwegian can also apply to stay at the Translators Hotel, read more here.

NORLA also offers a series of travel grants for Norwegian authors and lecturers to travel abroad to speak at festivals, universities, etc. See details here.

The University of Oslo International Summer School is pleased to announce two new courses to be offered in our 2014 session: an undergraduate course in “Contemporary Scandinavian Film”, and an interdisciplinary Master’s level course on “A Changing Arctic.”

Contemporary Scandinavian Film discusses the cultural politics and aesthetics of contemporary Scandinavian film, combining such disciplines as film, literature and cultural studies, political science, sociology and media studies, comparing and contrasting film ideologies and aesthetics.
A Changing Arctic will examine the Arctic natural environment, including its changes through geological and more recent times, and analyze how those changes affect the political, economic and legal dynamics of this region. Participants will learn about the new knowledge of the Arctic’s natural environment, the legal framework provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and how climatic changes may generate new opportunities, risks, and governance challenges for Arctic states,
communities and companies, as well as a wide range of non-Arctic stakeholders. This course is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), the Department of Political Science and the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law at the University of Oslo.
Dates for the ISS this year are June 21 to August 1. The ISS also offers Norwegian language courses at all levels, and a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, (taught in English) focusing on various aspects of Norwegian culture and society, and where the Norwegian case may serve as a basis for discussion.
For more information, visit the ISS website at <www.uio.no/summerschool> or contact the North American Branch Office at <iss@stolaf.edu>