IceLab Camp 2023
September 26 @ 08:00 - September 29 @ 17:00
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.
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.
Find out more about Granö Beckasin
Granö Beckasin, an eco-hotel surrounded by nature, upriver from Umeå, during the peak of autumn splendor. Course sessions are held in the treetop glass meeting room, and group work is done anywhere you find inspiration. Take nature walks for brain breaks, or a cold river swim after a sauna on the last night.
Students receive 2 ECTS credits for completing the camp.
IceLab Camp is funded by Kempe foundations and KBC at Umeå University.
Thanks to this, the Camp, including all accommodation and meals, is free for participants. Participants cover their travel to Umeå.
Applicants are young researchers (master’s, doctoral or postdoctoral) 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.
We will provide an early notice by June 15th if you have been selected.
We may open a second application period in July and August if there are spots remaining after the June 15th selection.
Send questions to Martin Rosvall