Allocation of desks
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.