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Application for use of a desk in the reading room

Researchers working on items in the Árnastofnun collection that are not preserved elsewhere (e.g. manuscripts) have priority over others with regard to the allocation of desks.  

Post-doctoral researchers are allocated a desk for the duration of their project-grant but for no longer than three years. The same applies to other researchers who have been awarded a research grant.

PhD students are allocated a desk for three or four years (depending on the length of their programme) with the possibility of extending this by one year.

Other guest researchers are allocated a desk for periods of three to six months at a time. The application for work-space must be renewed if guests wish to continue to use their desk after this time period.

MA students who are writing a thesis on a subject that falls within the research spheres of the Institute may be given the use of a desk for one month. 

In Árnagarður, two desks are (as a rule) reserved for guest researchers on short visits.

If guests do not follow Institute regulations, or use of their allocated desk is less than 70% on average, they may be asked to give up their desk.