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Russian Geographical Society announces a competition to participate in the Arctic Student Forum in Norway
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Russian Geographical Society announces a competition to participate in the Arctic Student Forum in Norway

The Russian Geographical Society and the Norwegian research company Akvaplan Niva have announced a competition to participate in the second Arctic Student Forum, according to the Russian Geographical Society website. The forum will take place in Tromso (Norway) on January 20-25, 2017, as part of the Arctic Frontiers international conference.

"Student delegates at the Arctic Student Forum will take part in topical workshops, round tables, scientific sessions and cultural events organized as part of the Arctic Frontiers week," the website reads.

The competition is open to bachelor's and master's students at Russian universities. Candidates are expected to have an interest in Arctic research, a strong academic record, a good command of English and a valid international passport.  They also must submit an abstract of a report.

Ten winners will be awarded a special-purpose grant to participate in the forum meant to cover round trip travel from Moscow to the forum, hotel accommodation, meals and the Arctic Student Forum registration fee.

The application deadline is November 13, 2016.

Winners will be announced on November 28, 2016.