Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bergen Summer Research School 2009, Norway

Theme: Climate, Environment, and Energy

The second edition of the Bergen Summer Research School to be held 22 June – 3 July 2009 and dedicated to the theme of Climate, Environment and Energy. The 2009 theme will intersect with the other key topics of the Bergen Summer Research School (poverty, health, norms, values, language and culture) and will be structured around the following concepts:

  • Mitigation
  • Adaptation
  • Responsibilities
  • Opportunities
Considering the predicted dramatic increase in the energy demand in the next decades, one can easily argue that one of the key issues is also a global energy challenge. These are also fundamentally economic challenges, leading to rethink new forms of local, national and global governance.

Travel grants
The BSRS is able to offer a limited number of travel grants to students and junior faculty in the global south. To obtain a travel grant, applicants must fill in the required information in the application form and state clearly the reasons why they need financial support. Travel grants will be prioritised for PhD students according to scientific qualifications.

For candidates receiving travel grants the BSRS Secretariat will book air tickets and send the tickets electronically to each participant. The grants will also cover hotel accommodation, including breakfast, and the tuition fee. Internal travel costs in the applicants’ home country will as a rule not be reimbursed. Visa and travel insurance costs and airport tax must be paid by the participants themselves, but for travel grant receivers who bring with them the original receipts, such costs may be refunded during their stay in Bergen.

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