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Be prepared for the grand challenges of the future

Many grand research challenges of the future exist in the unexplored terrain between traditional disciplines. IceLab Camp will help you prepare for the multidisciplinary endeavour.

Do you think your experimental research would benefit from causal understanding through mathematical modelling? Would your theoretical work profit from valuable insights through empirical studies? Are you creative and open-minded? We welcome you to join us in a research camp together with about 15 other Master’s, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral researchers from multiple disciplines primarily in the natural sciences.

To bridge the traditional departmental boundaries of universities and initiate new cross-disciplinary collaborations.

To approach research questions from different scientific directions through cumulative cycles of generation, analysis, rejection, and acceptance of ideas, and, in the collaborative process of repeatedly zooming in on the details and out on the big picture, improve each participant’s ability to express ideas, give and take constructive criticism, and interact with researchers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Granö Beckasin, Umeälven

Participants work in multidisciplinary teams to develop a small research project and write it up in a proposal. We use the first day or two to converge on different research questions and the following days to find the best theoretical or experimental framework to answer those questions. On the last day, we review each team’s proposal. Between sessions of project work, we will sandwich in various exercises and interactive games to break open the boundaries of creativity.

Students receive 2 ECTS credits for completing the camp.

Applicants are young researchers from universities in Sweden or abroad. Together with a CV, applicants should provide a summary of what they hope to gain from this event and how they would contribute to the collaborative outcome.

Registration Form.

Apply here.

IceLab and KBC cover accommodation, meals, and domestic travel.

Send questions to Martin Rosvall

COVID prevention measures

We have received a dispensation from Umeå University to hold IceLab Camp in person this September, providing we take the following precautions (detailed below).

* We limit the number of participants to 12.

* All participants present evidence of negative covid test or full vaccination before departure.

* Facemask when traveling by bus and when distance cannot be kept.

* Instead of sharing rooms at Granö Beckasin, you will stay in your own room as far as possible.

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