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Visiting scholar program

Visiting scholar: a non-salaried researcher from another institution who visits Ilisimatusarfik to research or participate in research pertaining to Greenland or the Arctic

Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland - is happy to welcome international researchers in Ilisimatusarfiks fields of research.

There is, however, an expectation that visiting scholars at Ilisimatusarfik contribute to Ilisimatusarfik, by disseminating their knowledge and research to the benefit of either students and researchers at Ilisimatusarfik or Greenlandic society.

Visiting scholars are therefore expected to participate in knowledge-disseminating activities, be part of a research project connected to Ilisimatusarfik, or pay a bench fee to be acknowledged as visiting scholars at Ilisimatusarfik.

Thus, there are two requirements to being accepted as a visiting scholar at Ilisimatusarfik:

  • The visiting scholar is of professional relevance to Ilisimatusarfik
  • Ilisimatusarfik have the required resources to accommodate the visiting scholar at the requested time of visit

If these two requirements are met, the visiting scholar is expected to offer at least one of the following contributions.

Contributions

Requirements

Ilisimatusarfik will provide

Public lecture at Ilisimatusarfik

 

A public lecture held at Ilisimatusarfik around the visiting scholar’s expertise  

This area should be of Arctic or Greenlandic relevance, or otherwise be of relevance to Ilisimatusarfik 

Letter of support, welcoming the visiting scholar, and acknowledging her / his stay

 

PhD course

 

PhD courses must be approved by the PhD Council at Ilisimatusarfik  

PhD courses must be able to provide at least 0,5 ECTS for participants (corresponding to 14 hours of work, including study / preparation time)

Letter of support, welcoming the visiting scholar, and acknowledging her / his stay

Office space at campus Ilimmarfik or Ilinniarfissuaq for up to 2 months

Access to the library at campus Ilimmarfik

Teaching

 

If the visiting scholar wishes to offer teaching services, they can be asked to provide up to 1 hour of teaching activities per week of stay (e.g., for a one month stay, one course of 4 hours could be provided)

 

Letter of support, welcoming the visiting scholar, and acknowledging her / his stay

Office space at campus Ilimmarfik or Ilinniarfissuaq for up to 2 months

Access to the library at campus Ilimmarfik

Participating in research project or project application with one of Ilisimatusarfik’s researchers

To be stipulated in the research or cooperation agreement

To be stipulated in the research or cooperation agreement

Bench fee

 

In lieu of participating in knowledge-disseminating activities, a visiting scholar can instead choose to pay a bench fee of DKK 1000,- per started week of stay

Letter of support, welcoming the visiting scholar, and acknowledging her / his stay

Office space at campus Ilimmarfik or Ilinniarfissuaq for the duration of the stay 

Access to the library at campus Ilimmarfik

  • Arctic social science
  • Business economics
  • Cultural & social history
  • Journalism
  • Language, literature & media
  • Law
  • Nursing & health science
  • Social work
  • Teachers' education
  • Theology
  • Translation & interpreting
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Suggestion for which activity in the abovementioned you wish to provide (or documentation of an agreement already made)
  • Whether or not you require office space
  • A summary of your research project, including explanation of how your project can or will benefit Ilisimatusarfik or Greenland (max ½ page)
  • If you wish to provide teaching, which field(s) of expertise in which you would be able to provide teaching

To be approved as a visiting scholar, you must be endorsed by a head of department at Ilisimatusarfik. If you already have an endorsement, please attach it.

If you do not already have an endorsement, your approval as a visiting scholar is contingent on your application being approved by one of Ilisimatusarfik’s departments. Your approval as a visiting scholar is therefore also contingent on the department having the resources to accommodate your stay during the requested period.

Important: visiting scholars must make themselves acquainted with the ethical guidelines for research in Greenland (forthcoming).

It is furthermore seen as self-evident that visiting scholars wishing to gather data from either Ilisimatusarfik employees or students must get informed consent from the interviewees.

When judging whether to endorse a visiting scholar, Ilisimatusarfik’s departments are to take the following into consideration:

  • Is the researcher professionally relevant to the department?
  • Is the researcher able to provide teaching activities which easily fit the semester plans?
  • Is the researcher's research area of high relevance to the department, and will there be a specific, professional benefit to the department by interacting or networking with the researcher?
  • Does the department have the resources to accommodate the researcher at the requested time?
  • Does the head of the department or employees at the department have time to receive the researcher, show them around and make sure they get access to campus for the duration of the requested stay?
  • Is office space available for the researcher at the requested time?

Before endorsing an international researcher as a visiting scholar, the department must also inform the head of institute about the endorsement.

When receiving a visiting scholar, the department is also supposed to make sure that the International Arctic Hub is introduced.

There are no deadlines for applying to be a visiting scholar at Ilisimatusarfik.

Please be aware, however, that the teaching schedules of Ilisimatusarfik’s semesters are usually planned one year in advance. Consequently, if you are planning to offer teaching services as part of your stay, we recommend that you apply at least one year in advance. 

Some teaching activities might be able to fit semester plans on short notice - but the likeliness of being approved as a visiting scholar when offering teaching activities improves the earlier Ilisimatusarfik receives the application.

 

If you wish to apply as a visiting scholar to Ilisimatusarfik - please do fill in the form below.

 

























Questions?

Clement Scavenius Sonne-Schmidt
Research Coordinator

Post box 1061 | 3900 Nuuk
Phone direct: +299 38 56 11

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